and is derived from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
Marijuana is smoked, especially in the form of hand-rolled
cigarettes, and both drugs are also smoked in a pipe.
LSD is an
amide of lysergic acid and which was originally used in the
study of schizophrenia and other mental disorders. It is now
recreationally used for its hallucinogenic effects.
Cocaine and crack are alkaloids extracted
from the leaves of the South American coca plant. Use of these
drugs induces a sense of exhilaration in the user primarily
by blocking the reuptake of dopamine in the brain.
are made from the poppy plant. They are also referred to as
narcotics. Heroin and morphine are opiates. Opiates can produce
feelings of pleasure, but they can also lead to addiction.
abuse is a very serious and growing problem. These ingredients
are cooked in meth labs, causing a negative impact on the
environment due to the release of noxious gas into the atmosphere
and the creation of significant amounts of toxic waste.
are a class of compounds that stimulate the central and peripheral
nervous systems. The structure of amphetamines is similar
to dopamine, serotonin and other cell-produced amines and
may explain their actions.
is a synthetic, psychoactive drug structurally similar to
the methamphetamine and a hallucinogen known as mescaline.
Street names for MDMA include the well-known drug Ecstasy.
MDMA is used by a wide variety of age groups in many areas
of the country.
is a natural substance found in the opium poppy. It is a powerful
narcotic analgesic that is used primarily in the management
of severe pain. Second only to heroin, morphine has the greatest
danger of dependence of the narcotic analgesics commonly used.
Morphine is not frequently found in the street drug culture.
Mostly because it is available in hospitals, there have been
a number of documented cases of morphine dependence among
health care professionals.
processed from Morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted
from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. Heroin is the most
abused and the most rapidly acting opiate.
PCP is a
white crystalline powder that dissolves easily in water or
alcohol. The drug has a unique bitter chemical taste. PCP
can be mixed with dyes and is sold on the illicit drug market
in tablet, capsule, and colored powder form.
sold under the brand name Ritalin, is a mild central nervous
system stimulant that is administered to children and adults
who exhibit symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD). Although Ritalin is not an illegal drug,
it is often illegally shared (sold or bartered) and abused
by college students, particularly during exam times.