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Nitrites

What are Nitrites? Poppers, amyls, amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite, isopropyl nitrite, hardware, liquid gold, locker room, ram, rock hard, rush, snapper, stag, stud, thrust, TNT Nitrites or poppers are yellow liquids which are inhaled for their intoxicating effects. In…

Methamphetamine

See also the DrugSearch page on amphetamines What is Methamphetamine? Meth, crystal meth, crank, yabba, ice Methamphetamine is a strong form of amphetamine. It comes as powder, crystals or tablets and has a similar euphoric effect to cocaine but a much…

Magic mushrooms

What are Magic Mushrooms? Magic mushrooms are hallucinogenic fungi that grow wild in many parts of the world including the UK. The main type used recreationally is the liberty cap (Psilocybe semilanceata) but fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is also sometimes used. Magic…

LSD

What is LSD? Acid, blotter, cheer, dots, drop, flash, hawk, L, lightning flash, liquid acid, Lucy, micro dot, paper mushrooms, rainbows, smilies, stars, sugar, tab, trips, tripper, window and many other names, some which describe the pictures on the squares…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

Caffeine

What is caffeine? Caffeine is a drug that is found in tea, coffee, cocoa, many soft drinks such as colas and some chocolates. It is also used in a wide variety of medicines especially cold remedies. Caffeine can be manufactured…

Barbiturates

What are barbiturates? Barbs, barbies, blue bullets, blue devils, gorillas, nembies, pink ladies, red devils, sleepers, Amytal, Sodium Amytal, Soneryl, Seconal and Tuinal Barbiturates are synthetic drugs which used to be regularly prescribed for anxiety, depression and insomnia. They have…

Amphetamine

What are amphetamines? Speed, sulph, sulphate, uppers, wake ups, billy whizz, whizz, whites, base…Methylphenidate, Ritalin. Dexamphetamine, Dexedrine. Methamphetamine, crystal meth, meth, yaba, crank, glass, Tina, Christine, ice. Amphetamines are synthetic stimulants. Stimulants are drugs that speed up the body’s processes including…

Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks consist mainly of flavoured water and ethyl alcohol (ethanol). They are made by the fermentation of fruits, vegetables or grains. Safe Drinking levels In January 2016 the government produced new guidelines on drinking. The guidelines state that there is no…