Tag Archive for prevalence

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…

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…

Druglink in 2015

In 2015 Druglink changed format to become a website. Below are the articles published before DrugScope closed in March 2015: Further down a stony road: reporting on the 2014 Street Drugs Trend Survey; Love me tender: the state of the…

How many people are addicted?

Addiction or problematic use is a difficult concept to measure Those with drug-related problems tend to be difficult to find, and addiction is difficult to measure. Experts consistently fail to agree on what constitutes an addict, problematic use or problematic…