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Recovery

Recovery can mean different things to different people and may depend upon a multitude of factors such as the causes and extent of a person’s problematic drug use, the resources available to help them and their personal priorities. Despite this, it is…

Performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs)

Performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) are taken by people who wish to improve their physical appearance and/or enhance their strength and sporting performance. Possible benefits include increasing the size and definition of muscles, reducing body fat, increasing strength/endurance and…

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 The Psychoactive Substances Act received Royal Assent on 28 January 2016. The act applies across the UK and came into force on 26 May 2016. Possession for personal use is not an offence, unless in prison. The act:…

Morphine

Morphine is an opiate found naturally in opium (derived from the opium poppy). It is a depressant or sedative drug that slows down body functions such as heart and breathing rate. Morphine is a strong and effective analgesic used in treating moderate to severe…

Opium

Opium is the name given to the milky latex that comes from the unripened pod of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).  When harvesting opium, the poppy pods are scored with a sharp blade and the latex that oozes out is…

Buprenorphine

Subuxone, subbies, Temgesic, temmies Buprenorphine is an opioid analgesic or pain killer used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is also licensed for use as a substitute for heroin or morphine and is prescribed to people wanting to come…

Methadone

Meth, green, linctus, physeptone Methadone is a synthetic opiate used as a strong painkiller and as a substitute for heroin in the treatment of heroin dependence. Like heroin, it is a sedative drug that can produce feelings of relaxation and can…

Subutex (Suboxone, Temgesic)

Subuxone, subbies, Temgesic, temmies Subutex, Suboxone and Temgesic are trade names for buprenorphine, a man-made narcotic analgesic. The drug works by acting on the brain and nervous system to reduce pain. Buprenorphine is licensed for use as a substitute for heroin or…

Lorazepam

Lorazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to treat anxiety. For more information on this drug please see our DrugSearch page on benzodiazepines

Lorazepam

Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety. Please see our DrugSearch page on benzodiazepines for more information on this drug.