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Drug Facts

Drug Facts


  • The active ingredient is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol).
  • Is classified as a hallucinogen.


  • It is the most commonly used drug.
  • It is a depressant that slows down the central nervous system.


  • The nicotine in tobacco is largely responsible for it's addictive nature.
  • May cause chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

Opiates (Opiods, Narcotics)

  • Opiates include natural substances, such as drugs from the opium poppy, synthetic drugs such a s morphine, codeine and methadone.
  • They are used medically for pain relief.
  • Can be taken in tablet form or injected.


  • Classified as a hallucinogen related to amphetamine. It also has stimulant properties.
  • Usually comes in gelatine capsules or tablet form


  • It is made from the South American coca bush.
  • Creates an intense high


  • Inhalants also known as solvents, are substances that some people "sniff" or "huff" These include products such as gas, glue, paints, lighter fluid and nail polish.
  • Classified as a depressant

LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)

  • It is odourless and tasteless.
  • It is a very powerful drug that changes the way you see, hear, smell, taste and touch.


  • A general aesthetic used in veterinary medicine.
  • Large doses can cause delirium, amnesia, high blood pressure, depression and breathing problems.

Magic Mushrooms

  • These mushrooms are a species of mushroom that contain the drug psilocybin or psilocin.
  • Ingesting magic mushrooms can cause psychosis for people experiencing psychological problems.
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