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Benzodiazepines

Tranquillisers, minor tranquillisers, tranx, downers, benzos Diazepam (Valium), vallies, blues Alprazolam (Xanax) Lorazepam Temazepam, jellies, eggs Flunitrazepam (rohypnol), roofies, R2 Phenazepam, kronic, bonsai Nitrazepam, Oxazepam, Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Lorprazolam   What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed sedative drugs. They…

Tobacco

What is tobacco? Tobacco is the dried leaves of the plant that grow in many parts of the world. The main active ingredient is nicotine. Most tobacco used in this country comes from America and is sold as cigarettes. Cigars…

Solvents

What are Solvents? Some organic – that is, carbon based – compounds can produce effects similar to alcohol or anaesthetics when their vapours are inhaled. A number are used as solvents in glues, paints, nail varnish removers, dry cleaning fluids…

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…

Reform debate – drugs

Commission to the ACMD: scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, 2018 The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has been asked to consider the appropriate scheduling of cannabis-related products | Home Office and Advisory Council on the Misuse of…

Criminal justice – drugs

Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017 This release presents figures for drug seizures made in April 2016 to March 2017 in England and Wales by the police (including the British Transport Police) and Border Force |…

New psychoactive substances

Designer drugs, legal highs, NPS, novel psychoactive substances, research chemicals What are New Psychoactive Substances? New psychoactive substances (NPS) are drugs which were designed to replicate the effects of illegal substances like cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy whilst remaining legal – hence…

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…

Legal highs

What are Legal highs? Legal highs is a commonly used, but inaccurate term, describing a range of synthetic drugs that have come onto the drug scene since 2008/09. From May 26th 2016 ‘legal highs’ became controlled under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016…