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The point of this is not to say that all drugs are bad and you shouldn't take them; it is to inform you about drug use so that you can make your own informed decisions. If you have any details you would like to be added, please contact an Administrator or Moderator.

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Many of the drugs listed below are illegal in most countries. It would be far to difficult to detail the law for every drug in every country and state. Please check locally which drugs are illegal. Also, many legal drugs require you to be a certain age before you can by them. For example, you must be 18 to buy tobacco and alcohol in the UK. Again, please check the law where you live for details.

In the UK, there are 3 categories of illegal drugs: Class A, class B and class C. The classification of the drug determines the severity of punishment if you are caught in possession, taking, or supplying them. Class A has the most serious consequences. Possessing it can lead to a prison sentence of up to 7 years and an unlimited fine. Supplying (which includes giving it to a friend) could lead to a life sentence and another unlimited fine. For class B drugs, possession can get you up to five years in jail. Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years and an unlimited fine. Class C is the least severe (but still illegal) and Possession can get you up to two years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you 14 years in jail and/or an unlimited fine.

In the UK, it is illegal to buy alcohol, tobacco and many aerosols if you are under 18 years old. It is also illegal to ask someone else to buy them for you. In certain circumstances, you are allowed to consume alcohol in the UK if you under 18 (at home or in a restaurant for example).

Glossary
- Addiction: The need to have a particular drug. Addictions come in two main forms: physical and psychological. A physical addiction is where your body needs the drug whereas a psychological addiction is where your mind tells makes you think you need the drug.
- Bombing: Wrapping a powder drug in paper and swallowing it. (Also known as speed-bombing).
- Date-rape drugs: These drugs are put into someone's drink without them knowing so that they are unable to prevent a sexual assault.
- Downer: A drug that relaxes you and calms you down.
- Hangover: The feeling a after the effect of a drug (usually alcohol) has worn off. The main symptoms are nausea, headaches and a rough, deep voice.
- Hallucinations: Seeing things that aren't really there or differently to how they actually are. Also, time may appear to speed up or slow down. Hallucinations can be pleasant or very scary.
- High: A good feeling caused by a drug where you feel on top of the world and in a really good state of mind.
- Injecting: Inserting liquids directly into the blood stream using a needle.
- Legal High: A drug that has not been made illegal. These drugs are often new and untested and as a result, the effects are not known. New drugs are always being developed and introduced to the drug market. Just because a drug is legal does not mean it is safe.
- Needle sharing: Using a needle to inject drugs that someone else has previously used. If anyone who used the needle before you has a virus such as HIV, it is possible for you to catch it. Also, using a needle more than once causes it to become dull (not as sharp). This can damage your skin and veins.
- Smoking: The process of burning a drug and inhaling the smoke it produces.
- Snorting: Inhaling a powder through the nose. Typically, a short line of the powder is laid out and 'sucked up' through a straw or rolled up bank note by breathing in sharply through the nose.
- Tolerance: Where your body gets used to you taking a certain drug lots of times. This results in you having to take more of the drug each time to feel the same effect,
- Trip: An experience where you hallucinate under the influence of drugs - usually used in association with LSD (Acid trip).
- Upper: A drug that makes you have a high.
- Withdrawal: The effects you feel when you haven't taken a drug you are addicted to for a long time. These can include headaches, shakes, anxiety, aggression and depression.

Aerosols and Solvents
- Aerosols include glue, lighter fluid, cleaning products, hairspray, paint, petrol-based products and many more.
- Inhaling the fumes from these products cause dreaminess, dizziness, fits of giggles and loss of concentration.
- It is described as similar to being drunk.
- It is easy to accidentally take too much.
- Can cause a red rash around the mouth and nose.
- Risks include vomiting and black-outs.
- Inhaling in large amounts can cause your throat to swell and restrict breathing.
- Long-term use damages the liver, brain and kidneys.

Alcohol
- Also known as 'booze' and 'plonk'
- Alcohol comes in many forms of drink and the amount of ethanol (the substance that makes you drunk) in the drink is noted in Units.
- It can relax you, making you reduce anxiety and inhibitions as well as exaggerating your mood.
- Alcohol is seen as socially acceptable in most societies and many people see drinking a sensible amount OK.
- Drinking too much can cause you to slur your words, have difficulty with balance and make you vomit.
- Alcohol can also make you agressive and argumentative.
- Long-term damage includes alcohol poisoning (which can kill), liver, stomach and brain damage.

Anabolic Steroids
- Also known as 'roids' and by their product names (e.g. Sustanon 250)
- Steroids come either as tablets that are swallowed or a liquid which is injected.
- If taken with a strict exercise routine, they can help to build muscle.
- It is possible to become addicted and withdrawal from them can cause headaches and depression.
- Taking the drug can make you become more agressive, violent and have mood swings.
- In males, using them can cause erection problems, growing of breasts and shrinking testicles.
- In females, using them can cause a deeper voice, facial hair, smaller breasts, larger clitoris and menstruation (period) problems.
- Acne (spots) and problems with sex drive occur in both sexes.
- Long-term use can result in paranoia, insomnia (unable to sleep), high blood pressure and liver failure.

Cannabis
- Also known as dope, draw, ganja, grass, hash, hashish, hemp, herb, marijuana, pot, puff, resin, shit, skunk, spliff, wacky backy and weed.
- Cannabis comes in different forms. Most commonly, herbal cannabis is made from dried leaves and often looks like tightly packed herbs. It may also come in the form of a black resin or an oil.
- It is usually smoked with tobacco or from a pipe. Cannabis can also be used to in cooking (e.g. hash cakes).
- There are many different reactions to taking the drug. Some feel chilled out, relaxed and happy. Other people get the giggles and hallucinate mildly (see things that aren't really there or differently to how they really are). Feeling hungry is also common.
- Using it lots can cause you to become addicted and you have have difficulty stopping. If you roll cannabis with tobacco, it is likely that you will get addicted to nicotine as well.
- Withdrawal symptoms include mood swings, loss of appetite, weight loss, insomnia (sleeping difficulty), sweating, shaking and paranoia.
- Smoking cannabis affects your concentration and coordination.
- Long-term use can cause an increased risk of psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, an increase in blood pressure and reduced fertility.

Cathinones
- Also known as MC, meow, bounce, bubbles, charge, drone and white magic.
- Cathinones include Mephedrone, Methylone and Methedrone.
- These drugs are often called 'legal highs' although they are becoming illegal in more and more countries.
- Usually they take the form of a white powder but may come as tablets.
- Cathinones can create a sense of euphoria, alertness and general well-being.
- Negative side-effects include anxiety, paranoia, comas and fits (which can kill).
- Combining these drugs with alcohol can be incredibly dangerous.
- Many of these drugs are new and so their long-term affects are unknown.

Cocaine
- Cocaine comes in two main forms, powder and 'crack' cocaine.
- Cocaine powder is also known as coke, Charlie, C, Percy, snow, toot and white.
- 'Crack' cocaine is also known as base, freebase, pebbles, rocks, stones and wash.
- Coke comes as a white powder and is usually snorted.
- Crack comes as a small block and is smoked in a pipe, bottle, piece of foil or glass tube.
- Both forms can be mixed into a solution and injected.
- Cocaine is often very impure. Typically, only about 15% of the substance is pure cocaine. The rest could be anything from starch or sugar to rat poison.
- Taking the drug can make you feel great, on top of the world, wide-awake and confident.
- It also raises the body's temperature and increases heart rate.
- Feeling confident can make you take careless risks and put yourself in danger.
- Overdoses of both forms can kill, raising the body temperature and causing breathing and heart failure.
- Long-term effects include depression, breathing problems and problems with pregnancy in the future.
- Mixing cocaine with other drugs (especially heroin and alcohol) is extremely dangerous.

Crystal Meth
- Also known as glass, ice and yaba.
- Crystal meth comes in many forms and can be taken in many ways. The tablets, powder or crystals can be taken orally, snorted, injected or smoked.
- 'Yaba' often refers to the tablet form and 'ice' often refers to the smokable crystals.
- Taking the drug creates a feeling of exhilaration and arousal as well as making you feel more awake and alert.
- The negative side-effects include paranoia, confusion and violence.
- Overdoses can cause strokes, lung, kidney and stomach damage.

Ecstasy
- Other names include E, pills, brownies, Mitsubishi's, Rolex's, Dolphins, MDMA and XTC.
- Ecstasy comes as a tablet that is taken orally or as a powder which can be smoked or snorted.
- It creates an energy buzz, making you feel alert and alive as well as feeling in love and very chatty.
- As with most drugs, it is possible to develop a tolerance to Ecstasy, meaning you need to take more each time to feel the effects.
- Ecstasy is often very impure and can be cut with other drugs such as speed and caffeine as well as other substances.
- It can cause anxiety, panic attacks, confusion and paranoia.
- It's impossible to tell how you'll react until you take it because of what other things the E has been cut with.
- It is easy to 'overheat' on E, especially dancing in a hot club for hours. Drinking too much water can be just as fatal as not drinking enough because Ecstasy stops the body producing urine.
- Long-term dangers include heart, liver and kidney problems as well as decreased immune system (meaning you're more likely to pick up colds and flu etc.)

GBL
- Also known as Liquid ecstasy, GHB and GBH.
- GHB turns into GBL as soon as it enters the body.
- GBL creates a sense of euphoria, make you lose your inhibitions and feel sleepy.
- Both GBL and GHB come in the form of a odourless, colourless liquid and is taken orally. Due to this, it is often used as a date-rape drug.
- Using GBL and GBH can cause unconsciousness, comas and death, even for experienced users.
- Combined with alcohol, it is even more dangerous.

Heroin
- Other names include brown, gear, H, horse, junk, smack, skag.
- Pure heroin is a white powder but street heroin is either white-brown or brown.
- Usually heroin is smoked or dissolved in water and injected.
- Taking it causes a rush or buzz after about 10 minutes as well as reducing physical and emotional pain.
- Larger doses can cause a relaxed state and sleepiness.
- Heroin is highly addictive and over time can cause cravings as well as a tolerance (meaning you need to take more for it to have an effect).
- The purity of heroin can very greatly. It may be cut with anything from nutmeg to brick dust, and from sugar or starch to ground up gravel.
- Deaths from overdoses occur and the risk increases as someone's tolerance increases with time.
- If heroin is taken with other drugs such as alcohol and tranquilisers, the risk of overdosing is greatly increased.

Ketamine
- Also known as green, K, special K, super K and vitamin K.
- Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic used for operating on humans and animals. It also has powerful hallucinogenic properties.
- Legally produced ketamine comes in the form of a liquid that it injected. Illegally produced K is a white powder that is snorted or a tablet.
- K causes you to hallucinate (see things that aren't there or a different to how they actually are) and create a sense of floating as if the mind and body are separate.
- Users may find themselves unable to move while under the effects of the drug. Ketamine can also cause panic attacks and depression.
- High doses can create breathing and heart function problems, causing unconsciousness or death.
- Mixing K with other drugs is extremely dangerous.

Khat
- Other names include chat, qaadka, qat and quat.
- Khat is a herbal leaf substance that is chewed over many hours.
- It makes you more alert and talkative as well as a sense of calm and feeling 'blissed out'.
- High use can cause insomnia, high blood pressure and heart problems.
- It can give feelings of anxiety and aggression.

LSD
- Also known as acid, blotter, cheer, dots, drop, flash, hawk, L, lightening flash, liquid acid, Lucy, micro dot, paper mushrooms, rainbows, smilies, stars, tab, trips, tripper and window.
- LSD usually takes the form of tiny squares of paper but can also be found as a liquid or small pellets.
- A 'trip' can give the illusion of time speeding up or slowing down.
- Colour, objects and sound can become distorted and it can create vivid hallucinations. Many users say they are able to see sounds and hear colours.
- Trips can be very random and often frightening. Panic attacks and confusion can set in as a result.
- There is no evidence that LSD is addictive or can cause long-term distance.

Magic Mushrooms
- Also known as liberties, magics, mushies, liberty cap, shrooms, Amani and agaric.
- Magic mushrooms produce hallucinogenic effects similar to LSD.
- There are two main types. 'Liberty caps' are brown in colour and turn blue when touched. 'Fly agaric' are similar to the red and white spotted toadstools you see in fairy-tail books.
- Liberty caps can be consumed raw whereas Fly agaric mushrooms must be dried first.
- They make you feel confident and relaxed as well as distorting your sensing and perception of time.
- Magic Mushrooms can also make you emotional and creative.
- There is always a risk that the wrong type of mushrooms have been picked. Some varieties of mushrooms are highly poisonous.
- Magic Mushrooms can make you sick and the 'trips' can be very frightening and upsetting.

Naphyrone
- Also known as Energy1 and rave.
- Naphyrone is very similar to Cathinones such as Mephedrone.
- It comes as a white/yellow powder and is either snorted or swallowed.
- Taking the drugs creates a sense of euphoria, talkativeness, alertness and empathy.
- Negative effects include paranoia, anxiety and fits.
- Other risks include drowsiness, comas, seizures and death.
- Combining the drug with others such as alcohol can be very dangerous.

Piperazines
- Piperazine covers a broad range of chemical compounds including BZP, TFMPP, DBZP and mCPP.
- Street names for these include Party Pills, Fast Lane, Silver Bullet, Smiley’s, Happy Pills. Bolts Extra Strength. Pep, Pep Love, Pep Twisted, Pep Stoned, A2, Legal E, Legal X, Frenzy, Nemesis, ESP, Cosmic Kelly, Charlie, The Good Stuff, Exodus, Rapture, Charge, Blast and Euphoria.
- BZP comes in many different forms. Pills can be red, yellow, pink, white, brown, purple and blue. They can have logos or drawings such as smiley faces, stars, witch's hats, crowns, birds and Mickey Mouse. BZPis also sold as a powder, capsules and a liquid.
- Taking the drug creates effects similar to that of Ecstasy.
- Negative side effects include vomiting, stomach pain, fits (possibly leading to death), irregular heart rhythms, diarrhoea, allergic reactions and fever.
- Mixing BZP with other drugs such as ecstasy and speed can be fatal.

PMA
- Also known as chicken fever, chicken yellow, double stacked, mitsubishi turbo, mitsubishi red, killer and PMMA.
- PMA comes as a white tablet that is swallowed.
- The drug has similar effects to Ecstasy but PMA is much stronger. It is sometimes sold as Ecstasy and takes longer to work than Ecstasy so it is easy to take too much and overdose.
- PMA can sause muscle spasms and make you very sick.
- Like Ecstasy, PMA can make you overheat and drinking too much water to try and cool own can be fatal.
- Other negative side-effects include paranoia and depression as well as a reduced immune system (meaning you are more likely to catch illnesses such as colds and the flu).
- Long-term effects of PMA are not yet known.

Poppers
- Other names include ram, thrust, rock hard, Kix, TNT and liquid gold.
- Poppers are small bottles of liquids that are sniffed.
- The effect of the drug is a sudden head-rush that lasts for a few minutes. It can also make orgasms and erections last longer.
- Negative side-effects include headaches, nausea (feeling sick), dizziness and feeling faint.
- Swallowing poppers can be fatal and skin contact can leave a severe burns.
- Sniffing poppers over a long period of time can lead to erection problems.

Salvia
- Also known as Mexican magic mint, holy sage and Eclipse.
- Salvia is sold as a dried leaf that can either be chewed or smoked.
- The main effect of the drug is hallucinations, varying from very mild to very powerful and often scary.
- High dosages can give sense of time speeding up and slowing down and very vivid imagery.
- Throat and lung irritations and severe headaches have all been reported.

Speed
- Also known as phet, Billy, whizz, Sulph, base, paste and Dexies.
- Speed is usually sold in wraps and is a powder that's white or pink in colour.
- It is either pressed into your gums or snorted in lines like cocaine. It can also be prepared for injection or 'bombing'.
- Speed makes you feel wide awake, excited and chatty and gives you the energy to dance for hours without feeling tired.
- Coming down from the high can leave users feeling very tired and depressed for a couple of days.
- Speed puts a lot of strain on the heart as well as causing paranoia, anxiety and aggressiveness.
- Taking speed with alcohol or other drugs can be fatal.

Tobacco
- Other names include cigarettes, ciggies, fags, smokes and rollies.
- Tobacco comes from the tobacco plant and comes in the form of a brown flakey mixture that is smoked or chewed.
- It is sold in many shops as either cigarettes or loose to be rolled into cigarettes.
- The Nicotine in tobacco sends a rush to the brain that relaxes you and reduces hunger.
- First time smokers often feel dizzy and sick.
- The long-term effects of smoking include cancer, heart disease and emphysema.
- Smoking contributes to 120,000 deaths in the UK every year.

Tranquilisers
- Other names include jellies, benzos, eggs, norries, rugby balls, vallies, moggies, mazzies, roofies and downers. Product names are also used.
- Tranquilisers tablets, capsules, injections or suppositories (tablet you insert up your anus).
- They work by slowing your body down, relaxing you and relieving tension and anxiety.
- Some types of the drug are very addictive.
- When taken with other drugs such as alcohol, it is easy to overdose.
- Withdrawal can cause sickness, headaches, anxiety and confusion.
- Large doses can cause panic attacks and fits.
- Rohypnol is a tranquiliser and is used heavily as a date-rape drug.

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Very nice information, Rogan. I'm sure this thread will be usefull for a lot of people out there.
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Very nice, thanks alot.
I've noticed one mistake though,

- Cathinones include Mephedrone, Methylone and Methedrone.








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weed is the best thing man like theres no need for it to be legal its better for u than people think and has more benefits than any pharmacutical drug
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