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Purity

How pure are drugs? It is a truism that there is no such thing as quality control in the illicit market. Often the street seller doesn’t know the drug content of the goods they offer so what chance the buyer…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These drugs are…

Ecstasy

What is ecstasy? Brownies, cowies, dolphins, doves, E, eckies, Edward, fantasy, love doves, M and Ms, New Yorkers, sweeties, tulips, X, XTC,  MDMA (powder), Mandy, MD, Molly Ecstasy comes in pill and powder forms or, very occasionally, as crystals. The…

Cocaine and crack

What is cocaine? Coca paste – basuco, Powder cocaine – C, charlie, coke, blow, dust, Gianlucca, gold dust, Percy, lady, snow, toot, white,  crack – base, freebase, gravel, rock, stones, wash. What is cocaine powder? Cocaine is a white powder derived…

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 pure are street drugs?

There is no proper quality control over illegal drugs. It is often difficult to know whether a powder, pill, herb or liquid is a particular drug. Furthermore you may have no idea how strong the dose is or whether it contains other…