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Drugs of Abuse Information includes synonyms, street names, trade names for prescription drugs, therapeutic drugs class, drug description, and drug/metabolite information. Specific drugs are discussed:
Amphetamines: Amphetamine.
-Description: Amphetamines are a central nervous system stimulant and appetite suppressant.
-Form: pills, powder
-Effects/Use: euphoria, alertness, reduced appetite, and a sense of increased energy
-Trade Names: Obetrol, Dexedrine
-Street Names: Speed, Amp, Bennie, Chalk
-Detection Times: Up to 3 days
Barbiturates: Seconal, Tuinal, Phenobarbital, and others.
-Description: Barbiturates are a central nervous system depressant.
-Form: pills, powder (crushed pills)
-Effects/Use: sedation, hypnosis, anesthetics, anticonvulsants
-Trade Names: amytal (Amobarbital), methohexital (Brevital), pentobarbital (Nembutal), secobarbital (Seconal), phenobarbital (Luminal), thiamyl (Surital), thiopental (Pentothal)
-Street Names: Barbs. Reds, Downers, Yellow Jackets, Red Devils
-Detection Times: Up to 3 weeks depending on type
Benzodiazepines: Xanax, Valium, Rohypnol, and others.
-Description: Prescription pills therapeutically to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety.
-Form: pills
-Effects/Use: sedation
-Trade Names: estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), midazolam (Versed), alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol Ruffies)
-Street Names: Downs, Tranks
-Detection Times: Up to 6 weeks for chronic usage
Club Drugs: Designer Drugs: MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA. Hallucinogens: LSD, Ketamine, Peyote, Mescaline, Mushrooms. Depressants: GHB.
Cocaine: Coc, Crack Cocaine.
-Description: Cocaine is a potent central nervous system stimulant and a local anesthetic.
-Form: powder (for snorting or injecting), rocks (crack for smoking)
-Effects/Use: increased energy, paranoia, aggression
-Trade Names: Cocaine
-Street Names: Coke, blow, snow, toot, rock
-Detection Times: Up to 4 days

Marijuana: Hashish, Hashish Oil, Dronabinol (Marinol).
-Description: A hallucinogen, which when smoked or ingested, provides euphoric feelings for the user.
-Form: dried flowers (marijuana), oily substance (hashish)
-Effects/Use: euphoria, paranoia, increased appetite, short-term memory loss, lack of coordination
-Trade Names: THC, Cannabis Sativa
-Street Names: Pot, Ganja, Weed, Mary Jane, Smoke, Grass, Reefer
-Detection Times: Up to 30 days
MDMA: Ecstasy (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine).
-Description: MDMA is the main ingredient in the club drug Ecstasy
-Form: pills
-Effects/Use: increased heart rate and blood pressure, euphoria, hallucinations
-Trade Names: MDMA
-Street Names: Ecstasy, X, E, Rolls, Love Drug
-Detection Times: Up to 6 days
Methadone: Methadone.
-Description: A narcotic pain reliever for medium to severe pain. Methadone is mainly used as a substitute for heroine or other abused opiates in drug treatment programs.
-Form: pill, powder, liquid
-Effects/Use: euphoria, drowsiness
-Trade Names: Dolophine, Methadone
-Street Names:Meth, Dollies
-Detection Times: Up to 3 days
Methamphetamines: Methamphetamine.
-Description: Methamphetamines are closely related chemically to amphetamines, but the central nervous system effects of Methamphetamines are greater.
-Form: pills, powder, crystals
-Effects/Use: euphoria, alertness, reduced appetite, increased energy, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, psychotic behavior
-Trade Names: Desoxyn
-Street Names: Crank, Ice, Glass, Crystal
-Detection Times: Up to 5 days
Opiates: Opium, Morphine, Codeine,Heroin, Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone.
-Description: A central nervous system depressant which is derived from the opium poppy, including the natural products, morphine and codeine, and the semi-synthetic drugs such as heroin.
-Form: pills, powder
-Effects/Use: euphoria, drowsiness
-Trade Names: Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Vicodin, vicodone
-Street Names: H, Smack, Junk, Percs
-Detection Times: Up to 3 days
PCP: Phencyclidine.
-Description: A hallucinogen that was first marketed as a surgical anesthetic in the 1950's, PCP was later removed from the market because of safer alternatives.
-Form: pills, powder
-Effects/Use: mood swings from euphoria to depression, hallucinations
-Trade Names: Phencyclidine
-Street Names: Angel Dust, Hog
-Detection Times: Up to 14 days
TCA: Tricyclic.
-Description: Antidepressants, commonly used for the treatment of depressive disorders.
-Form: pills, powder
-Effects/Use: See description
-Trade Names: Elavil, Aventyl, Tofranil, Norpramin, Sinequan
-Street Names: None
-Detection Times: Up to 10 days
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There are many common drugs of abuse. A common drug of abuse is any drug that is used by a large percentage of the population. The most commonly used drugs of abuse today are THC (Marijuana), Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, PCP (Phencylidine), Methadone, MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, TCA (Tricyclic) and even Nicotine. Our chart above represents most common drugs of abuse.