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Types of Drugs
Analgesics, also known as 'painkillers', are medicines which relieve pain. Most analgesics are safe to use when taken as prescribed or instructed by your doctor or pharmacist, in conjunction with the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging.
Heroin and other opioids
Heroin is one of a group of drugs called 'opioids', Opioids are depressants, which means they slow down the body's central nervous system.
Cocaine is a stimulant made from processing leaves of the coca plant and usually comes in powder form.
The main active chemical in cannabis is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the part that gives the high when consumed.
It is known by a number of names, including 'grass', 'pot', 'weed', 'dope', 'mull' and 'ganja', among many others.
Ecstasy is a man-made drug that has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. It is often called 'E', 'pills' or 'eccy'.
Hallucinogens are also known as 'psychedelics'. They change the way a person perceives the world, affecting the senses, altering thinking, sense of time and emotions.
Injecting drugs is very risky and can lead to long term vein damage or even gangrene and amputation. And use this type of things are so bad for you healt, if you have problems with this addiction call to the Needle and Syringe Program or your GP for inmediatly help.
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