Information on Other Drugs
Heroin, an illegal opiate drug known on the street as smack, junk, brown sugar, dope, horse, skunk and other names is derived from the resin of the poppy plant which grows predominantly in southeast and southwest Asia, Click here or the title above for the full text.
Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug in America today. The term marijuana, as commonly used, refers to the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant. The street version of the drug is most often manufactured illegally in underground labs. It is also known as “speed” or “crystal” when it is swallowed or sniffed; as “crank” when it is injected; and as “ice” when it is smoked. All forms are extremely dangerous and induce long-lasting, debilitating effects. Click here or the title above for the full text.
D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is the most potent hallucinogenic substance known to man. Dosages of LSD are measured in micrograms, or millionths of a gram. By comparison, dosages of cocaine and heroin are measured in milligrams, or thousandths of a gram. Compared to other hallucinogenic substances, LSD is 100 times more potent than psilocybin and 4,000 times more potent than mescaline. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Phencyclidine, more commonly known as PCP, is illicitly marketed under a number of street names including Angel Dust, Supergrass, killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, and Rocket Fuel. PCP use reflects a range of bizarre and volatile effects. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Rohypnol & GHB Information
Rohypnol & GHB are being promoted to teenagers as aphrodisiacs. They can, in fact, be deadly. These drugs are known as “date rape” drugs which, when slipped into someone’s drink, can render the person helpless. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Dextromethorphan (DXM) Information
DXM (dextromethorphan) is an opioid agent used as a cough supperssant. DXM has been around since the 1960’s and is found in more than 140 over-the-counter products. Abuse of DXM, especially by teenagers in the rave scene, is becoming more widespread throughout the United States. Because of this, interest in the drug is growing rapidly. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Cocaine and Crack Information
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug of abuse. Once having tried cocaine, an individual cannot predict or control the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. Click here or the title above for the full text.
Anti-depressant drugs are NOT USED at our facility but are routinely prescribed at many treatment facilities around the country. These include Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Haldol, Prozac, Trazodone, Celexa and others. Click here or the title above for the full text.
OxyContin is the brand name for an opioid analgesic containing the active ingredient oxycodone (also found in Percocet and Percodan). OxyContin is a legal narcotic (a controlled substance) that is available, by prescription, to treat severe pain. Click here or the title above for the full text.
A description of the effects and side effects of Rohyponol and GHB, two commonly-used illicit drugs often involved in cases of sexual assault. These substances are often referred to as “date rape drugs”, and are spreading in popularity. Click here.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs is a serious public health concern. Nonmedical use of prescription drugs like opioids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and stimulants can lead to abuse and addiction, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use. Click here or the title above for the full text.