Tag Archive for laws

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

Please note that the information on this page (and other DrugSearch pages) is being updated What are Solvents? Some organic – that is, carbon based – compounds can produce effects similar to alcohol or anaesthetics when their vapours are inhaled.…

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

Green Screen, 2017 Volteface are delighted to announce the UK launch of the Green Screen report by author Mike Power (Drugs 2.0). The Green Screen – a new policy report that outlines the benefits of an online regulated market for…

Criminal justice – drugs

INCB Annual Report and Precursors report 2016, 2017 The INCB Annual Report, prepared in accordance with the international drug control treaties, reviews the functioning of the international drug control system, contains an analysis of the global drug control situation, draws…

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…