Commonly Abused Drugs
Understand the Facts
Alcohol is a depressant that affects nearly every part of your body. The damage it does now can impact the rest of your life.
Amphetamines are commonly abused stimulants which cause addiction that is difficult to treat, causes chronic relapse and may lead to death.
Though the name may sound harmless, bath salts contain dangerous synthetic stimulants that carry the risk of easy overdose, hallucinations and even death.
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can be risky even the first time you use it. Common side effects include increased heart rate and blood pressure, but seizures, cardiac arrest and even death are real dangers.
When taken as directed, DXM (dextromethorphan) is a safe cold medicine. When abused at higher doses, DXM can be lethal.
Popular at raves and clubs, with GHB, you run the risk of unconsciousness, seizures, coma and even death.
Hallucinogens disrupt the normal functioning of your brain, making it hard to think, communicate and focus on reality. Psychosis, panic attacks and dangerous accidents are all possible risks.
Hashish is a potent form of cannabis (marijuana) produced by collecting and compressing trichomes, the most potent material from cannabis plants.
Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine and usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.”
Ketamine is an animal tranquilizer that can knock you out, and leave you unconscious and vulnerable.
LSD is one of the strongest hallucinogenic drugs. It can disrupt the normal functioning of your brain, possibly for the short term, or possibly for life.
Marijuana, just like any other drug, can be addictive. It affects the brain’s reward system in the same way as all other drugs of addiction – and the likelihood of addiction increases considerably for those who start young.
MDMA has a reputation for being a party drug, but side effects like tremors, muscle cramps and nausea, not to mention anxiety and depression, aren’t much fun. Prolonged use also carries the risk of longer-term problems with memory and learning.
Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription.
Dangerous when taken on its own, and fatally dangerous when combined with alcohol, Rohypnol is horrifyingly infamous for being the “date-rape drug.”
Salvia divinorum can cause you to hallucinate. Unable to tell the difference between fantasy and reality, it’s a state of mind that always leaves you vulnerable to serious situations or fatal accidents.
Synthetic marijuana – or spice/K2 – can result in brain alterations similar to the real thing, but with the added danger that many of its chemical components and other ingredients are often unknown.
When prescribed by a doctor and used according to instructions, steroids can help treat some medical conditions. But abusing steroids as a short-cut to building muscle or improving athletic performance, has dangerous side effects.
Tobacco is a carrier for the highly addictive drug nicotine. Once your body gets a taste for nicotine, it can quickly become a life-long addiction, with extremely fatal consequences.
Weed Wax is a THC-rich resin extracted from the marijuana plant and is on the rise. A soft solid with a texture like lip balm it is quite possibly the highest you could ever get from weed. It’s otherwise known as BHO, which stands for Butane hash oil.