1 Page Amphetamine- 4,5 Barbiturates- 6 Bath Salts- 7 Cocaine- 8,9 Crack- 10,11 Ecstasy- 12 Glass Cleaner- 13 Heroin- 14,15 Huffing- 16 LSD- 17 Opium- 18 Meth- 19,20 Prescription Drugs- 21,22 Psychedelic Mushrooms- 23 Solvents- 24 Synthetic Marijuana- 25 Weed- 26 References- 27,28 2 Alcohol- 3 Page Street names: Booze, Brew, Chug, Cold one, Giggle juice, Hard stuff, Hooch, Shine, Swish, Vino Route: Oral Form of drug: Liquid Putting alcohol on tampoms so the body can absorb it without being detected is also a route for this drug among teenagers. Symptoms: Decreased coordination, Slurred speech, Delayed movement, Impaired vision, Increased urination, Dehyration, Acting without inhibition, Extreme emotion/mood swings, Nausea, Vomiting, Passing out Treatment: Page 3 A drug addiction center is a good non-emergent option for alchol abuse. If the person has has too much alcohol they should be taken to the emergency room right away. The nurse will need to monitor vital signs, respirations, give fluids to prevent dehydration, and oxygen therapy. Thiamin and glucose may be given if needed. Route & Form of Drug: The routes of amphetamine administration may be oral (ingestion), inhalation (smoke), or injection (intravenous). Street Names: “Club Drugs” Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as Ecstasy XTC, X, Adam, Clarity and Lover's Speed Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), also known as Grievous Bodily Harm, G, Liquid Ecstasy and Georgia Home Boy Ketamine, also known as Special K, K, Vitamin K, Cat Valium Rohypnol, also known as Roofies, Rophies, Roche, Forget-me Pill Methamphetamine, also known as Speed, Ice, Chalk, Meth, Crystal, Crank, Fire, Glass Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), also known as or Acid, Boomers, Yellow Sunshines Effects on body: Low dose Feelings of euphoria, excitement and a sense of wellbeing, increased confidence and motivation, a sense of power and superiority over others, increased talkativeness, repetition of simple acts, nervousness, anxiety, agitation and panic, increased libido, paranoia, hallucinations, irritability, hostility and aggression, headaches, dizziness, feeling more awake and alert, reduced need for sleep and difficulty sleeping, abrupt shifts in thought and speech that can make people difficult to understand, enlarged (dilated) pupils, dry mouth, increased breathing rate, shortness of breath (from smoking it), increased heart rate and blood pressure, irregular heart-beat, palpitations, chest pain, reduced appetite, stomach cramps, stomach irritation (if swallowed), feeling more energetic, increased sweating, increased body temperature, faster reaction times, feelings of increased strength, and itching, picking and scratching. Blurred vision, tremors, irregular breathing, loss of coordination, collapse, rapid pounding heart, violent or aggressive behavior, hallucinations, seizures, stroke, and coma. High doses and frequent heavy use can also create an “amphetamine psychosis”, characterized by paranoid delusions, hallucinations and bizarre, aggressive or violent behavior. These symptoms usually disappear a few days after the person stops using amphetamines. Page 4 Effects on body: Higher Doses Long-term effects on the body malnutrition and rapid weight loss due to reduced appetite chronic sleeping problems reduced immunity and increased susceptibility to infections due to not sleeping or eating properly cracked teeth and other dental problems from clenching the jaw, grinding the teeth, dry mouth and poor hygiene high blood pressure and rapid and irregular heartbeat which place stress on the heart and can increase the risk of heart-related complications such as heart attack and heart failure increased strain on the kidneys which can result in kidney failure increased risk of stroke depression, anxiety and tension paranoia violence panic and confusion muscle rigidity breathlessness damage to the heart muscle psychological problems such as poor memory and concentration. Treatment: Page 5 Pre-hospital care of patients with amphetamine intoxication often requires physical and chemical restraint of the patient and treatment of complications of intoxication, including seizures, loss of competent airway, cardiac dysrhythmias, and trauma. Street names: Reds, red devils, yellow jackets, blue heavens, Christmas trees and rainbows Effects on the body - Over time, regular use of barbiturates can cause liver damage and blood problems. About 1 in 10 people who have a barbiturate overdose or mixture overdose will die. They usually die from heart and lung problems. Symptoms of barbiturate intoxication and overdose include: Altered level of consciousness Difficulty in thinking Drowsiness or coma Faulty judgment Incoordination Shallow breathing Slowness of speech Sluggishness Slurred speech Staggering Treatment: overdose-The patient may receive a medicine called naloxone (Narcan) , if an opiate was part of the mix. This medicine will often rapidly restore consciousness and breathing. There is no direct antidote for this type of overdose. Breathing support, such as a breathing machine, may be needed until all the drug is removed from the body. Patients should not attempt to stop taking barbiturates on their own, and should rather undergo medically supervised detoxification, as the treatment dose must be gradually tapered. Page 6 Route: Typically taken in pill form but can be injected into muscle. Street names Arctic Blast, Bloom, Blue Magic, Blue Silk, Bliss Ivory Flower, Ivory Wave, Ivory Fresh, Purple Wave C, Cloud 10, Cloud 9, Cotton Cloud Euphoria, Gold Rush, Dynamite, Hurricane Lady Bubbles, Lunar Wave, Mr. Nice Guy Mystic, Ocean Snow, Snow Day, Snow Leopard Red Dove, Route 69, Scarface, Tranquility White- China, Dove, Horse, Girls, Knight, Lightening and Rush Vanilla Sky, Wicked, Zoom Route Snorted Smoked Injected Mixed with food and drink Form Powder Symptoms Insomnia Paranoid delusions and hallucinations Agitation and anger Chest pain Suicidal thoughts and behaviors Effects on the body Hypertension and hyperthermia Increased heart rate and blood pressure Insomnia and hyper vigilance Increased sex drive and panic attacks. Acute intoxication Benzodiazepines Inpatient care/ Addiction specialist 7 Treatment Page Cocaine Street names: Coke, Dust, Toot, Line, Nose Candy, Snow. Sneeze, Powder, Girl, White Pony, Flake, C, The Lady, Cain, Neurocain, Rock, Crack Route: Cocaine can be injected, smoked, sniffed, or snorted Form of drug: Cocaine is a white crystalline powder. It is often mixed with sugar, cornstarch, vitamins and flour. Crack cocaine looks like a small rock, chunk or chip and it is sometimes offwhite or pink in color Symptoms o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Insomnia Loss of appetite Blurred vision Vomiting High anxiety Irritability Constricted blood vessels Dilated pupils Nasal infections Nose bleeds Rapid breathing Sweating Violent behavior Twitching Hallucinations Chest pain The long-term effects of using cocaine: extreme agitation, violent mood swings and depression. Prolonged use of snorting cocaine cause ulcerations in the mucous membrane of the nose and holes and in the barrier separating the nostrils. Effects on the body: The drug creates a strong sense of exhilaration. Users generally feel invincible, carefree, alert, euphoric and have a lot of energy. This is usually followed by agitation, depression, anxiety, paranoia and decreased appetite. The effects of cocaine generally last about two hours. Page 8 Treatment: Cocaine is highly addictive, leaving users with an overwhelming craving for the drug. The addiction to crack develops quickly, sometimes after just a few times of smoking it. Those addicted to cocaine or crack can find help with behavioral treatments including both residential and outpatient approaches. Many behavioral treatments have been found to be effective for cocaine addiction, including both residential and outpatient approaches. Indeed, behavioral therapies are often the only available, effective treatment approaches to many drug problems, including cocaine addiction, for which there is, as yet, no viable medication. Forms of Cocaine Page 9 Cocaine User Before and After Street names: Base, beat, blast, casper, chalk, devil drug, gravel, hardball, hell, kryptonite, love, moonrocks, rock, scrabble, stones and tornado. Route: Crack cocaine is almost always smoked or freebased. Freebasing involves heating the crack until it liquefies and inhaling the vapors through a pipe. The vapors are absorbed by the lungs, producing an immediate euphoric high. Form of Drug: Irregularly-shaped off-white or white rocks. Symptoms: o o o o o o o o o o o o o Elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature, Risk of seizure and cardiac arrest Respiratory disorders, such as coughing, bleeding, shortness of breath, and lung trauma. Crack use can cause paranoia and aggressiveness Burned fingers or lips from holding onto the pipe while it heats up Dilated pupils and a dry mouth Sweating Decreased appetite Restless and Talkative Depression Agitation Addiction to crack Decreased sleep Effects on the body: Users typically feel a 'rush' followed by a sense of alertness and wellbeing. Cocaine increases levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is associated with pleasure and increased movement. The pleasant effects of crack wear off quickly (5-10 minutes), causing users to feel 'down' or depressed, more than before taking the drug. Some users report being unable to duplicate the intensity of the first exposure with subsequent use. Page Find out now how the Narconon drug recovery program can help someone you care about who is addicted to crack cocaine. Call 1-800-775-8750 today. 10 Treatment: Crack cocaine treatment is best done as an inpatient. The treatment is done with a multidisciplinary team that may require the use of behavior, drugs and improvements in the social status of the patient. Forms of Crack Page 11 Crack User Before and After Street names: X, E, XTC, Happy pill, Hug drug, Malcom X, Scooby Snacks, Skittles, Vitamin X, Love drug, Thizz Route: Oral Form of drug: Pill form Symptoms: Hallucinations, Paranoia, Dilated pupils, Jaw clenching/teeth grinding, Increased heartrate/blood pressure/body temperature, Increased confidence, Feelings of well being, Feelings of closeness with others, Anxiety, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Sweating, Convulsions, Floating Sensations, and Bizarre behavior Effects on the body: Ecstasy is a stimulant. Over time is can cause loss of sleep, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, blood clotting, kidney failure, overheating, and damage to parts of the brain. Treatment: Page 12 A drug rehab facility and counseling would be good if a person is abusing ecstasy or any other drug. If a person has overdosed on Ecstasy they will need to be closely monitored through vital signs, EKG, and especially temperature in the event of hyperthermia. The patient could develop hyperthermia, cardiac dysrhythmias, acute renal failure, cerebral edema, and seizures. Precautions for such complications should be put into place. Cleaner used to clean hookah smoking pipes, it can be smoked, injected, snorted, or mixed with food or drink. (Matteson, 2011) Form: Pellets or white powdery substance (Web MD.com) Hookah cleaner may contain a synthetic stimulant, methylenedioxypyrovalerone, more commonly known as MDPV that's the same chemical compound found in "bath salts." (Matteson, 2011) It can make someone psychotic, paranoid, agitated, suicidal and psychotic. Can be also known as “8 balls” and purchased on the internet. (Orozco, 2012) How to tell if someone is on the drug- Bath salts mimic cocaine and amphetamines, so users can be agitated and sweating. Their body temperature will be high, which is one reason why some bath salts users wind up naked — they’re trying to cool off. Their heartbeat can be rapid. (Bullard, 2012) What are they called? Names for bath salts also apply to glass cleaner, names like: "Ivory Wave," "Purple Wave," Vanilla Sky," and "Bliss" "jewelry cleaner," or "plant food," or "phone screen cleaner" for example. (Web MD.com, 2013) It can lead to elevated blood pressure, elevated pulse, and increased temperature up to 107 F, all which can lead to problems such as cardiovascular issues. (Web MD.com, 2013) Page 13 Treatment- Call 911, get them to emergency room for treatment Route: - Oral - Injection - Insufflation - Smoking - Rectally Forms: - Powder Pill Rock Euphoria Dry mouth Flushed skin Pupils constricted Decreased respirations Drowsy Itching Nausea/Vomiting Constipation - EFFECTS ON BODY: Loss of memory Decision-making and self-control are likely to deteriorate Constipation Skin or other kinds of infections and a lowered immunity to illness Page - 14 Symptoms: - STREET NAMES: Smack H Tar, Junk Chiba or Chiva Brown Sugar Skag, Mud Dragon, Dope White, China White, White Nurse, White Lady, White Horse, White Girl, White Boy Black, Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Black Eagle Brown, Brown Crystal, Brown Tape, Brown Rhine Mexican Brown, Mexican Mud, Mexican Horse Snow, Snowball Scat, Sack, Skunk Number 3, Number 4, Number 8 Heroin and Marijuana: Atom Bomb, Canade, Woola, Woolie, Woo-Woo Heroin and Cold Medicine: Cheese Heroin and Ecstasy: Chocolate Chip Cookies, H Bomb Heroin and Alprazolam: Bars Heroin and LSD: Beast, LBJ Heroin and Cocaine: Belushi, Boy-Girl, He-She, Dynamite, Goofball, H&C, Primo, Snowball Heroin and Crack: Chocolate Rock, Dragon Rock, Moonrock Heroin and Ritalin: Pineapple 15 - TREATMENT: Monitor vitals Allow rest Monitor respirations closely; main cause of overdose Give laxatives as needed Watch for infection Page - Street Names: Aimies, Air Blast, Ames, Amys, Aroma Of Men, Bagging, Bang, Bolt, Boppers, Bullet, Bullet Bolt, Buzz Bomb, Chroming, Climax, Discorama, Glading, Gluey, Hardware, Heart-On, Highball, Hippie Crack, Honey Oil, Huff, Laughing Gas, Med USA, Moon Gas, Oz, Pearls, Poor Man’s Pot, Poppers, Quicksilver, Rush, Rush Snappers, Satan’s Secret, Shoot The Breeze, Snappers, Snotballs, Spray, Texas Shoe Shine, Thrust, Toilet Water, Tolly, Toncho, Whippets, Whiteout, Forms: Adhesives / Glue, Aerosol, Bath Salt, Cleaning Agents, Food Product, Gases / Chemicals, Air Room Spray, Solvents Route: Sniffing, Bagging, Dusting inhaling through nose or mouth Huffing is when a person uses a soaked rag close to mouth or within the mouth when inhaling substance. Sniffing is with household items such as plastic bags or containers holding the substance to inhale. Bagging is when the substance is within a paper or plastic bag and the person puts the bag over head to inhale substance. Some other methods are using a collar or sleeve to inhale substance or a soda (Chen n.d.) can. Effects to Body: Can vary depending on inhalant used. Some effects to the body are depression, anxious, irritable or moody, can’t concentrate, weight loss, can’t control body such as coordination, and weakness within muscles. Serious and irreversible effects: Damage to hearing, central nervous system, hearing, bone marrow, kidney and liver, brain, heart, other organs, physical spasms within limbs and sometimes causing death. Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome: First time users commonly seen with inhaling of air conditioning coolant, aerosol products, propane, electronics, and butane resulting in cardiac (Inhalant 2012) (Dangers n.d.) Page Treatment: Counseling and Addictions programs 16 arrest then death. Street names: Acid, blotter, cubes, microdot, yellow sunshine, blue heaven, Cid, tabs, trips, pane, paper acid, sugar, sugar cube, window glass, zen Forms: tablets, capsules, occasionally liquid Route: LSD is ingested orally. It is colorless, odorless, and often has a bitter taste. Often LSD is added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided into small decorated squares, with each square representing one dose. A microdot tablet or square of the perforated LSD paper is placed in the user's mouth, chewed or swallowed, and the chemical is absorbed from the individual's gastrointestinal system. Most common effects on the body: flashbacks of the “trip”, possible accidents or death due to feelings while using LSD, long-lasting psychoses, schizophrenia, severe depression Physical effects: (prolonged dilation of the pupil of the eye), raised body temperature, rapid heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, increased blood sugar, salivation, tingling in fingers and toes, weakness, tremors, palpitations, facial flushing, chills, gooseflesh, profuse perspiration, nausea, dizziness, inappropriate speech, blurred vision, distortion of electrical messages to and from the brain (mostly sensory), and intense anxiety. Death caused by the direct effect of LSD on the body is virtually impossible. However, death related to LSD abuse has occurred as a result of the panic reactions, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia experienced by users. LSD also affects moods and emotions and suppresses memory centers and other higher cerebral functions, such as judgment, reason, behavior control, and self-awareness. Mental effects: Sensation and feeling effects are much more dramatic than physical, rapid emotional swings, delusions, visual hallucinations, alterations in sense of time and self, “cross over” emotions (hearing colors, seeing sounds), panic, feelings of despair, fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death, flashbacks. These can be accompanied by feelings ranging from euphoria to extreme terror. There is a potential of a psychotic crises and suicide because the individual wants the hallucination to stop and that is the only way out they are able to fathom at the time. Page 17 Treatment: There is no antidote for LSD, so the care given must just be supportive of the symptoms. Drug and psychiatric counseling may be recommended in many cases. Street names: Ah-pen-yen, Aunti, Aunti Emma, Big O, Black pill, Chandoo, Chandu, Chinese Molasses, Chinese Tobacco, Dopium, Dover's Powder, Dream Gun, Dream Stick, Dreams, Easing Powder, Fi-do-nie, Gee, God's Medicine, Gondola, Goric, Great Tobacco, Guma, Hop/hops, Joy Plant, Midnight Oil, Mira, O, O.P., Ope, Pen Yan, Pin Gon, Pox, Skee, Toxy, Toys, When-shee, Ze, Zero (Secon, 2012) Route: Opium can be smoked, intravenously injected, or taken in pill form. Opium is also abused in combination with other drugs. For example, “Black” is a combination of marijuana, opium, and methamphetamine, and “Buddha” is potent marijuana spiked with opium. (Secon, 2012) Form: Opium can be a liquid, solid, or powder, but most poppy straw concentrate is available commercially as a fine brownish powder. (Secon, 2012) Symptoms: Drowsiness and sedation, Slow or depressed breathing, Red or glazed eyes, Slurred speech, Confusion, Headache, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Mania, rapid speech, or excessive energy, Insomnia, Sinus irritation, runny nose (opium abuse treatment, 2012) Effects on the body: Opium inhibits muscle movement in the bowels leading to constipation. It also can dry out the mouth and mucous membranes in the nose. Opium use leads to physical and psychological dependence, and can lead to overdose. (Secon, 2012) Page 18 Treatment: Getting someone into a treatment center to stop the use. If on and showing signs of overdose including, difficult or shallow breathing, weak pulse no response from the user, blue fingertips or lips call 911. (Opium Abuse Treatment, 2012) Meth - ROUTE: Smoked; inhaling the vapors produced when it is heated to 200-400oC in glass or aluminum pipe Orally Intravenous Injection Insufflation; powder form of the drug is inhaled through the nasal cavity where it is absorbed through the mucous membrane in the sinus cavity. Vaginal/Rectally Pill Capsule Powder Crystal - SYMPTOMS: Increased heart rate and rate of breathing Increased blood pressure and body temperature Dilated pupils Euphoria Increased alertness, energy and nervousness Tremors Irritability and aggression Paranoia Confusion Insomnia Hallucinations/Delusions Page - 19 FORMS: TREATMENT: Monitor vitals Orient individual - STREET NAMES: Crank Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy Chalk, Chalk Dust Speed, Geep, Getter, Getgo, Go Fast Trash, Garbage, Wash White Cross, White Crunch Hanyak, Hironpon, Hiropon Ice, Hot Ice, Super Ice Batu Kaksonjae LA Glass, LA Ice Ice Cream, Quartz Chunky Love, Cookies, Cotton Candy Dunk, Junk, Gak Go-Go Juice No Doze, Pookie Rocket Fuel, Scooby Snax Biker Coffee: Coffee laced with meth Croak, Shabu: Cocaine and meth Hugs & Kissed, P & P, Party & Play: Ecstasy and meth Twister, Fire, Mexican Speed Balls: Crack and Meth 20 - Page - EFFECTS ON BODY: Sores on their face or body Teeth get rotten and brown; “Meth Mouth” Cause overheating to the point of convulsions, cardiovascular collapse or death Sunken eyes Gray appearance to the skin Loss of weight Prescription Drugs Street names: Captain Cody, Cody, schoolboy, doors & fours, loads, pancakes & syrup, oxy, oxycotton, oxycet, hillbilly heroin, percs Most commonly abused painkillers: Vicodin, Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet. Short term effects: lack of energy, inability to concentrate, nausea and vomiting, unintentional overdose (one single large dose can cause difficulty breathing that can lead to death) Long term effects: physical dependence because of effect on the brain, severe withdrawal symptoms when stopping abruptly Treatment: Any painkillers, short- or long-term, should be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. If physical or psychological dependence is present, detoxification, rehabilitation, and counseling under the supervision of a medical doctor will need to take place. Street names: Downers, downs, barbs, benzos, reds, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellows, yellow jackets, candy, sleeping pills, tranks, xanies Common prescription depressants: Valium and Xanax Short term effects: depression, confusion, exhaustion, irritability, decreased heart rate and respirations. The combination of depressants and OTC medications or alcohol may lead to death. Page Treatment: Any prescription medications should be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. If physical or psychological dependence is present, detoxification, rehabilitation, and counseling under the supervision of a medical doctor will need to take place. 21 Long term effects: Physical and psychological dependence; severe withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication (anxiety, insomnia, muscle tremors); stopping the medication abruptly may cause seizures, convulsions, and even death Street names: Uppers, bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, truck drivers, JIF, MPH, R-ball, Skippy, the smart drug, vitamin R Common prescription stimulants: Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Benzedrine Short term effects: Excessive vomiting, tremors, sweating, and anxiety. When taken at high doses, with alcohol or with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, stimulants can cause irregular heartbeat, dangerously high body temperatures and the potential for seizures or heart failure. Long term effects: physical or psychological dependence, risk of suicidal and homicidal tendencies, paranoia and cardiovascular collapse. Page 22 Treatment: Any prescription medications should be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. If physical or psychological dependence is present, detoxification, rehabilitation, and counseling under the supervision of a medical doctor will need to take place. Psychedelic mushrooms contain Psilocybin, a natural hallucinogen found in several forms of mushrooms, trees, and fungus. This natural chemical alters the state of perception and feeling. Street Names Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, and little smoke. Adverse Effects Nausea, nervousness, paranoia, panic, flashbacks, persistent hallucinogen perception disorder, increased body temperature, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, loss of appetite, sweating, sleeplessness, numbness, dizziness, weakness, tremors, impulsive behavior, and rapid shifts in emotion. Forms of Psychedelic Mushrooms Page 23 Typically, the primary hallucinogen found in psychedelic mushrooms, a chemical called Psilocybin, is found naturally in numerous forms of mushrooms grown near warm climates. However, it has been concentrated and placed in many forms such as paper strips, liquid drops, pills, and mixed with foods. Solvents are used recreationally to get high, typically by inhaling them. This type of drug is similar to the effects of alcohol, making the user feel uninhibited, euphoric, and dizzy. Solvents can also cause hallucinations that last nearly an hour. Forms of Solvents Solvents are widely available in numerous household products such as gas lighter refills, paint thinners, aerosols, dry cleaning fluids, and tubes of glue. Adverse Effects Page 24 Fatal heart conditions such as cardiac arrest, dysrhythmias, and heart attack are very common with the use of this drug. Blackouts, vomiting, suffocation, permanent extensive brain damage, and liver or kidney failure. Street names Blaze, Black Mamba, Blueberry Haze, Dank, Demon Passion Smoke Genie, Fake Weed, Hawaiian Hybrid, K2, Magma, Ninja, Nitro Ono Budz, Panama Red Ball, Puff, Sativah Herbal Smoke, Skunk, Spice, Ultra Chronic and Voodoo Spice Route Smoked Form of drug Herbal plant Symptoms Paranoia Panic Attacks Hallucinations Agitation Vomiting Numbness Pale appearance Blood shot eyes Hunger, slurred speech Effects on the body Tremors Seizures Increased blood pressure Increased heart rate Damage to the lungs Keep patient calm Outpatient Counseling Rehab Assess for psychotic disorders Page 25 Treatment (Connecticut 2011) Street Names: Astro, Cannabis, Bhang, Blunt, Boom, Bud, Chronic Dope, Dagga, Ganja, Gangster, Grass, Green, Hash, Hemp, Herb, Home Grown, J, Joint, Kiff, Marijuana, Mary Jane, Nederweed, Pot, Purple Haze, Reefer, Roach, Smoke, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Super Skunk, Tea, Texas Tea, Trees, Turf, Chronic, Weed, White, Widow, 420 Forms: Dried parts of the plant, Cannabits sativa hemp. (National 2012) Route: Inhaled or Eaten Short Term effects: Person has an issue with coordination of their body and mind. Some issues would be a lost track of time, change of hearing and vision focus and ability, drowsy, very relaxed, hungry, lack of motivation at home or school, and change eyes turning red. The heart takes a toll when a person smokes Weed and can enhance their chances of having a heart attack. Long Term effects: Effect of the lungs causing higher risk of getting bronchitis and possibly pneumonia due to decrease in being able to fight infections within the lungs. The tolerance for weed’s effects can be less effective through time so some people try new drugs to achieve a high again. 26 Treatment: Counseling and Addiction programs (Drug n.d.) (Marijuana n.d.) Page References Category. (n.d.). Crack Cocaine Facts - Information about Crack Cocaine.About.com Chemistry Chemistry Projects, Homework Help, Periodic Table. 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