Home » Glossary » Drugs

Glossary

Cannabis/Marijuana ↓

Cannabis/Marijuana Also known as ganja, weed, reefer, Yerba, Yesca, Yesca, Zambi, White Russian, white wedio and grass to name a few.   Cannabis-marijuana is a psychoactive herb that comes from the hemp plant. This mind-altering substance is an illegal drug in most states. Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.

Opioids ↓
Morphine and codeine among others are opioids, synthetic drugs that produce the same effect as opium. These narcotics are used for pain, sedation, and other issues. A person can become dependent through long-term use. The Opioids are a class of controlled pain-management drugs that contain natural or synthetic chemicals based on morphine, the active component of opium. These narcotics effectively mimic the pain-relieving chemicals that the body produces naturally.
Chronic Pain ↓

Chronic pain generally persists for six months or more and continues after the expected cessation of the pain. Acute pain occurs in response to a specific, time-limited medical problem. Chronic pain tends to elicit severe depression as a result of long-term limitations and hopelessness. It is important to remember that one can become physically dependent upon a drug, but not addicted. Addiction is characterized by a loss of control over the substance or behavior, preoccupation with the substance or behaviors, and continued use despite emotional, physical, legal, or social consequences. A person with chronic pain may need to be withdrawn from medications in order to proceed with the next step in the pain management protocol. However, medications can be abused and lead to addiction, which may necessitate further treatment.

Bath Salts ↓

It is the "street name" for a family of designer drugs often containing substituted cathinones which have the similar effects to amphetamine and cocaine. It is also known as Arctic Blast.  The white crystals resemble lega bathing products like epsom salts. They have nothing to do with actual bath salts.

MDMA ↓

acts as a stimulant and a psychedelic

Molly ↓

Molly is thought to be the "pure" powder or crystal form of MDMA.

Flakka ↓

This synthetic drug comes in crystalline rock form, it can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or used in an e-cigarette and vaped. The effects can last hours to days. It is highly addicitve, both from physical as well as psychological effects. The drug can be easily concealed in public.

Methamphetamine ↓

It is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. It is also know as Agua, Biznack, Bling, Blue Acid, Booger, Caca, Candy, Crystalight, Cube, Devils Dust, Drano, Ice, Izice, Moon Juice, Rocket Fuel, Sparkle to name a few.

Ecstasy ↓

Ecstasy most commonly comes in pill form. It is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine. It acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic, as well as distortions in time and perception and ehanced enjoyment from tactile experiences. It is also known as Triple crowns, Triple Rolexes, Triple stacks, White Diamonds, White Dove, X, X-ing,

Substance Abuse ↓

The inappropriate use of and possibly addiction to illegal and legal substances including alcohol and prescription and non-prescription drugs.