Commonly Abused Drugs

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Drug

Street Name

How Used

Symptoms and Signs

Marijuana, hashish

Pot, grass, reefer, weed, hash, sinsemilla, joint

Smoked Ingested

Loss of initiative Recent memory loss Dry mouth and throat Mood changes Increased appetite

Alcohol

Booze, brew, hooch

Ingested

Impaired coordination Impaired judgment

Nicotine

Smoke, butt, coffin nail

Smoked Chewed

Tobacco smell Stained teeth

Amphetamines

Speed, uppers, pep pills, bennies, dexies, black beauties, meth, crystal

Ingested Injected Sniffed

Dilated pupils Increased energy Irritability Nervousness Needle marks

Cocaine

Coke, crack, snow, white lady, toot

Snorted Injected Ingested Smoked

Dilated pupils Increased energy Restlessness Intense anxiety Paranoid behavior Needle marks

Barbiturates

Downers, barbs, yellow jackets, red devils, blue devils, double trouble

Injected Ingested

Constricted pupils Confusion Impaired judgment Drowsiness Slurring of speech Needle marks

Methaqualone

Ludes, sopors, quaaludes

Ingested

Slurring of speech Drowsiness Impaired judgment Euphoria Seizures

Drug

Street Name

How Used

Symptoms and Signs

Heroin,

Junk, scag, dope, horse,

Injected

Constricted pupils

morphine

smack, dreamer

Smoked

Needle marks

Sniffed

Drowsiness

''Skin popped''

Mental clouding

(injected

subcutaneously)

Codeine

School boy

Ingested

Constricted pupils

Sniffed

Drowsiness

Demerol

Ingested

Constricted pupils

Injected

Methadone

Ingested

Drowsiness

Percodan

Ingested

Mental clouding

Pentazocine

Injected

Needle marks

PCP

Angel dust, hog, killer weed,

Smoked

Dilated pupils

(phencyclidine)

supergrass

Snorted

Slurring of speech

Injected

Hallucinations

Ingested

Blurring of vision

Lack of coordination

Agitation

Confusion

Aggressive behavior

LSD (lysergic acid

Acid, cubes, purple haze

Ingested

Dilated pupils

diethylamide)

Injected

Hallucinations

Mood swings

Increased alertness

Acute panic reactions

Mescaline

Mesc, cactus

Ingested

Dilated pupils

Hallucinations

Mood swings

Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms

Ingested

Dilated pupils

Hallucinations

Mood swings

Airplane glue,

Inhaled

Poor motor coordination

paint thinner*

Sniffed

Impaired vision

Violent behavior

Nitrous oxide

Laughing gas, whippets

Inhaled

Hilarity

Sniffed

Euphoria

Lightheadedness

Amyl nitrite

Poppers, rush, locker room,

Inhaled

Hilarity

snappers, amies

Sniffed

Dizziness

Headache

Impaired thought

*The active agent in airplane glue and paint thinner is toluene. Naphtha, methyl ethyl ketone, and gasoline may produce similar symptoms.

*The active agent in airplane glue and paint thinner is toluene. Naphtha, methyl ethyl ketone, and gasoline may produce similar symptoms.

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