Cocktail of drugs

A drug is any substance that affects the workings of the body or mind, while a controlled drug is any substance or product listed in one of the three classes (A,B and C) in schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

 It's almost impossible to keep abreast of all the drugs being offered illegally today. This page lists some of the more popular drugs of choice - with more detailed information on each one being available simply by clicking on the name.

For a brief summary of the law relating to possession and use of controlled drugs, click HERE, while this LINK will take you to to a more detailed look at the law on drugs.

COCAINE - a white powder or rocks which are snorted or dissolved and injected. Slang names for cocaine include Coke, Charlie, Cheech, Chico, Chong Snow, White Stuff, Fairy Dust, Snifter, Crack, Rock, Freebase. 

CANNABIS - one of the most widely-used illegal drugs in Britain. It is naturally occurring and is made from the cannabis plant. Slang names for Cannabis include: Hash, Dope, Blaw, Draw, Grass, Wacy Baccy, Pot, Weed, Scunk, 

Ecstasy -  Tablets of all different shapes, sizes and colours, often with a designer logo. Usually swallowed, but very occasionally snorted, smoked or injected. Slang names include: ’E’, Eccies, Euros, Sweeties

HEROIN -  Brown/white powder, although some may be in a black/brown form that looks like a hard toffee which is smoked, swallowed or dissolved and injected. Usually comes in a paper wrap or knotted in the corner of a poly bag. Slang names include: Smack, Scag, H, Junk, Gear, Brown, Kit, Tackle, Dan. 

 AMPHETAMINES -  Grey/white powder or tablet  that is snorted, swallowed, smoked, injected or dissolved in drink. Slang names include:  Speed, Whizz, Sulph, Base.

TRANQUILISERS - Tablets or capsules, which can be swallowed or injected. Common/slang names Jellies, Tranx, Benzos. Trade names:Valium, Librium, Mogadon, Diazepam, Nitrazepam, Temazepam 

 SOLVENTS -  Butane gas cigarette lighter refills, disposable cigarette lighters, aerosol sprays (hairsprays, air fresheners), whipped cream cans and glue tins or tubes. Sniffed or breathed in through a cloth or sleeve. It has been known for gas to be squirted straight into the back of the throat. Also known as: Glue, Gas, Aerosols 

'LEGAL' HIGHS - Substances which produce the same, or similar effects, to drugs such as Cocaine and Ecstasy, but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act.  They are however, considered illegal under current medicines legislation to sell, supply or advertise for “human consumption”. To get round this sellers refer to them as research chemicals, plant food, bath crystals or pond cleaner. Slang names include: 4MMC, Meph, M-cat, Magic, Plant Food, Bubbles