DrugSearch encyclopedia

As a result of the arrival of so-called ‘legal highs’, one issue for DrugSearch is the inclusion of slang or brand names as entries. This was always problematic as both could change rapidly or mean different things in different parts of the country. Additionally, many professionals and parents would worry that if they didn’t know the latest slang for drugs, they would be out of touch. There was always too much focus on this and the situation now is even more confusing, especially when terms like ‘bubble’ could mean any unknown white powder and there are examples of identical packaging containing entirely different substances. So any mention of slang or brand names is only meant to be indicative and there is no attempt to be comprehensive here.

DrugSearch index

0-9L
4MTALegal highs
ALegalisation
AbstinenceLofexidine
AddictionLorazepam
Addictive personalityLSD
Alcohol
Laws
Alkyl nitritesM
AlprazolamMagic mushrooms
AmphetamineMajor tranquillisers
AMTMDMA
Anabolic steroidsMephedrone
AnalgesicsMethadone
AntidepressantsMethamphetamine
AyahuascaMethoxetamine
BModafinil
BarbituratesMorphine
BenzodiazepinesMorning glory
Benzo FuryMPA
Betel Nut
Black mamba
BuprenorphineN
Butane Hash OilNaloxone
BZPNaltrexone
CNaphyrone
CactiNeedle exchanges
CaffeineNeedle fixation
CannabisNew psychoactive substances
CathinoneNitrites
Chasing the dragonNitrous oxide
ChemsexNutmeg
Cocaine and crackO
CodeineOpium
ComedownOpioid analgesics
CravingOTC drugs
Crystal methOverdose
DOxycodone
DealingP
DeathsPainkillers
DependencePeer pressure
DepressantPhenazepam
DetoxificationPerformance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs)
DrivingPiperazines
DMTPMA
DrugPoppers
Drug abuse or misusePregabalin
Drug consumption roomsPregnancy
Drug interactionsPrevention
Drug lawsProblem drug use
DTsProzac
Dual diagnosisPsychedelic
EPurity
E-cigarettesPsychoactive Substances Act
EcstasyR
EmpathgoenRecreational drugs
EndorphinsRecovery
EphedrineRohypnol
Etizolam
EutyloneS
Safe consumption rooms
 FSalvia
FentanylSedative
FlashbacksSet
GSetting
GabapentinSkunk
GHB/GBLSoft drugs
Golden crescentSolvents
Golden triangleSpice
Synthetic cannabinoids
HSSRIs and SRNIs
HallucinogenicStimulants
Hard drugsSubutex
Harm reductionT
HepatitisTemazepam
Heroin and other opiatesTesting
HIV/AIDSTobacco
HypnoticsTolerance
Tramadol
ITranquillisers
Ibogaine
IceV
InjectingValium (diazepam)
KVaping
KetamineW
KhatWithdrawal
X
Xanax (alprazolam)

See also:

FAQs
Prescribed and Over-the Counter drug dependence, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Medicine