the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy
Opiates: opium (Chinese molasses, dreams, gong, O, skee, toys, zero); heroin (big H, dreck, horse, mojo, smack, white lady, brown); heroin and cocaine (speedballs); morphine, codeine, hydromorphone (dilaudid), oxycodone (percodan, oxycontin), meperidine (demerol), diphenoxylate (lomotil), hydrocodone (vicodin), fentanyl (sublimaze), propoxyphene (darvon)
Sedatives: barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital ([nembutal], secobarbital [seconal], amobarbital [amytal]); chloral hydrate (notec, somnos, felsules); glutethimide (doriden); equanil, miltown, noludar, placidly, valmid, methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes); benzodiazepines (such as rohypnol, valium, librium, ativan, xanax, halcion, and many others); drugs designed specifically to induce sleep (zolpidem [ambien], eszopiclone [lunesta], and ramelteon [rozerem]); gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Steroids: steroids, roids, juice
Stimulants: cocaine, (coke, blow, candy, crack, jimmy, rock, nose candy, whitecoat), amphetamine (crank, bennies, uppers), methamphetamine (meth, crystal, crystal meth, ice), ephedrine, methylphenidate (ritalin), methcathinone (cat, crank, goob)
Part 2: Brain basics
Glossary of drug-related street terms/slang words
Just say know (a college student's perspective / Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster)
Test your drug knowledge
Part 1: Alcohol: liquor, whiskey, booze, hooch, wine, beer, ale, porter
Caffeine: coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, over-the-counter pain relievers and stimulants, some prescription medications
Ecstasy: MDMA (X, XTC, Adam), MDE (Eve), MDA (love)
Hallucinogens: lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-acid, blotter, California sunshine, microdot, trip, yellow sunshine, etc); mescaline (peyote, buttons, mesc, mescal, topi); psilocybin mushrooms (boomers, magic mushrooms, shrooms); dimethyltryptamine (DMT-businessman's special); ayahuasca (caapi, yage, vegetal); belladonna alkaloids (atropine, scopolamine, belladonna, deadly nightshade, jimsonweed, stink weed, mandrake); phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust, T, peace pill); ketamine (special K, K); dextromethorphan (dex, robo, red devils); salvia divinorum (ska, Maria, la Maria, ska Pastora)
Herbal drugs: herbal x-tacy, smart drugs, ginseng, melatonin, etc
Inhalants: nitrates (butyl or amyl-bolt, bullets, climax, locker room, rush, poppers, snappers, aimes); anesthetics (nitrous oxide-whippets; gaseous anesthesia agents used for surgery-halothane ether); solvents, paints, sprays, and fuels (toluene, gasoline, glues, canned spray paint, etc)
Marijuana: marijuana (reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke); hashish (hash, tar); hash oil (oil, charas)
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Presents scientifically accurate and accessible information on the effects of drugs on the body and brain. Neither a how-to or a sermon on "just say no," it is based on the premise that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.
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