Alcohol & Drug Counseling, Assessment, & Prevention Services

Washington State University ADCAPS

What are Drugs

Drug facts for young people
 
Drugs are substances taken to change the way that the mind or body works. Drugs do not always come from the doctor or drug store. Some drugs come from plants that grow wild. Drugs can also be made in laboratories. There are legal and illegal drugs. There are drugs that are helpful and drugs that are harmful.
 
Here is a list of some drugs and the categories that they fall into:
 

Stimulants

Depressants

Hallucinogens

Cannabis

(called uppers)

(called downers)

(called all-rounders)

(called dope, pot, weed, grass, skunkweed, wheelchair weed, reefer, ganja, joint, honey oil.)

Nicotine (tobacco)

Caffeine (coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate)

Amphetamines

(bennies, dexies, speed, MDA, MDMA, Ecstacy)

Methamphetamines (crystal meth, ice, glass)

Cocaine (crack)

Alcohol

Inhalants

Barbiturates (sleeping pills, reds, red birds, red devils, yellow jackets, blue heavens, Christmas trees, rainbows, 'ludes)

Tranquilizers

Narcotics (heroin, H, horse, junk, smack)

LSD (acid, blotter)

MDA, MDMA (ecstacy, euphoria, XTC, adam)

PCP (angel dust, elephant, hog)

Psilocybin (magic mushrooms)

These drugs come from the plants cannabis sativa or cannabis indica.

THC is the strongest active ingredient out of over 800.

Marijuana

Hashish

Hash oil

THC

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NIDA Easy-to-Read Drug Facts

Information About Drugs

National Drug IQ Challenge

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Marijuana

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Caffeine

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Cocaine

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Cocaine 

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Hallucinogens (Mushrooms)

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Heroin

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 Inhalants

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MDMA (Ecstasy) Homemade pills

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MDMA (Ecstasy) Capsules 

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Methamphetamine

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Nicotine

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Oxycodone tablets

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Oxycontin tablets

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Oxycodone capsules 

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Steroids

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