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Amphetamine- 4,5
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Barbiturates- 6
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Bath Salts- 7
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Cocaine- 8,9
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Crack- 10,11
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Ecstasy- 12
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Glass Cleaner- 13
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Heroin- 14,15
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Huffing- 16
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LSD- 17
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Opium- 18
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Meth- 19,20
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Prescription Drugs- 21,22
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Psychedelic Mushrooms- 23
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Solvents- 24
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Synthetic Marijuana- 25
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Weed- 26
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References- 27,28
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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:
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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”
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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
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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.
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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.
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Effects on body: Higher Doses
Long-term effects on the body
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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:
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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:
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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.
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Route: Typically taken in pill form but can be injected into muscle.
Street names
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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
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Smoked
Injected
Mixed with food and drink
Form
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Symptoms
Insomnia
Paranoid delusions and hallucinations
Agitation and anger
Chest pain
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
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Hypertension and hyperthermia
Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Insomnia and hyper vigilance
Increased sex drive and panic attacks.
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Benzodiazepines
Inpatient care/ Addiction specialist
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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:
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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)
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Treatment- Call 911, get them to emergency room for treatment
Route:
- Oral
- Injection
- Insufflation
- Smoking
- Rectally
Forms:
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Powder
Pill
Rock
Euphoria
Dry mouth
Flushed skin
Pupils constricted
Decreased respirations
Drowsy
Itching
Nausea/Vomiting
Constipation
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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
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Symptoms:
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STREET NAMES:
Smack
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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
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Monitor vitals
Allow rest
Monitor respirations closely; main cause of overdose
Give laxatives as needed
Watch for infection
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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
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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.)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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
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Powder
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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
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FORMS:
TREATMENT:
Monitor vitals
Orient individual
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Symptoms
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Panic Attacks
Hallucinations
Agitation
Vomiting
Numbness
Pale appearance
Blood shot eyes
Hunger, slurred speech
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Seizures
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Damage to the lungs
Keep patient calm
Outpatient Counseling
Rehab
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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
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Forms: Dried parts of the plant, Cannabits sativa hemp. (National 2012)
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Route: Inhaled or Eaten
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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.
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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.
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Treatment: Counseling and Addiction programs
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