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Understanding AddictionThere are many other chemicals and substances available that are abused for various reasons. Technology and raw materials are so available that it is nearly impossible to keep abreast of the new dangerous substances being abused on the streets.

Here is a listing of some of the more common drugs that do not necessarily fit into any of the other classes of drugs, or have a specific use. For example, Raves are parties where drugs are mixed to obtain various intense feelings and behaviors. Many of the drugs listed here are “club drugs,” used at the Raves. A few of the others are newer, with some unique challenges.

As more designer drugs become available they may become common enough to also become a danger.

For now the miscellaneous drugs on this page include:

  • Androgenic steroids
  • Bath Salts
  • Ecstacy (MDMA)
  • GHB
  • Khat
  • Krokodil
  • Rohybnol
  • Salvia
  • Synthetic Marijuana

Steroids have a legitimate medical use, but are also often used in larger than normal doses to enhance muscle mass, improve appearance or performance, or increase size. There are many serious long-term side effects of steroid use. These include things such as masculinization as well as sterilization.

  • Androsterone
  • Oxandrin
  • Dianabol
  • Winstrol
  • Deca-durabolin
  • Equipoise
  • Arnolds
  • Gym Candy
  • Pumpers
  • Roids
  • Stackers
  • Weight trainers
  • Gear
  • Juice
  • Hype
  • Pumpers
  • Acne, oily skin
  • Edema
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain, upset
  • Hypertension
  • Liver damaged
  • Heart disease
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Behavior changes
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Poor appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Steroid cravings
  • Depression, suicide
  • Excess body and face hair
  • baldness
  • changes in menstrual cycle
  • deep voice
  • enlarged clitoris
  • Infertility
  • Baldness
  • Atrophy of testicles
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Prostate cancer risk

“Bath Salts” refer to a stimulant similar to cathinone (which is a stimulant derived from a plant called khat). To stay under the radar of law enforcement the drug was marketed as “bath salts” and labelled “not for human consumption.” These compounds are not intended for bathing, and are indeed intended to be used for the stimulant effect of the drug. Bath salts are potent and dangerous stimulants.

  • ivory wave
  • purple wave
  • vanilla sky
  • bliss
  • bloom
  • cloud nine
  • lunar wave
  • white lightning
  • scarface
  • drone
  • meph
  • meow meow
  • methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)
  • mephedrone
  • methedrone
  • butylone
  • naphyrone
  • pyrovalerone
  • bath salts
  • plant food
  • jewelry cleaner
  • phone screen cleaner
  • cosmic blast
  • stimulant effects
  • euphoria
  • increased sociability
  • increased sex drive
  • agitation
  • paranoia
  • hallucinations/delusions
  • chest pain
  • increased pulse
  • increased blood pressure
  • suicidality
  • post-use agitation
  • psychosis
  • violent behavior
  • panic attacks
  • dehydration
  • muscle breakdown
  • death
  • seizures

Ecstacy is a drug with a combination of effects. It acts as a stimulant and as a hallucinogen. It is a popular club drug, used at “raves.” Raves are parties with very loud music and ongoing dancing and drug use. Ecstacy gives them energy while making them feel excessively empathetic towards others. They feel very emotionally connected to people around them. The use of these drugs lead to dangerous situations, such as exhaustion and dehydration. The withdrawals can be very severe and uncomfortable, including possible memory loss.

  • ecstasy
  • molly (for “molecular”)
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • muscle tension
  • involuntary muscle clenching
  • nausea
  • blurred vision
  • faintness
  • chills
  • sweating
  • hyperthermia (overheated)
  • liver failure
  • kidney failure
  • heart failure
  • death
  • long-lasting confusion
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • multi-organ damage

GHB is another club drug. It is often added to drinks to decrease inhibitions and cloud memory. This is known as the “date-rape drug.” It can also increase sex drive along with tranquility and euphoria. GHB is hard to identify, and hard to test for. It has been implicated in deaths related to attempted intoxications intended to end in sexual assault. The dose has typically been hard to control and hard to predict.

  • Liquid X
  • Liquid ecstasy
  • Liquid E
  • Georgia home boy
  • Oop
  • Gamma-oh
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Mills
  • G
  • Vita-G
  • G-juice
  • Liquid G
  • Fantasy
  • Scoop
  • Water
  • Everclear
  • Great hormones at bedtime
  • Great hormones
  • Somatomax
  • Bedtime scoop
  • Gook
  • Gamma-10
  • Energy drink
  • GBH
  • Soap
  • Easy lay
  • Salty water
  • G-Riffick
  • Cherry Meth
  • Organic Quaalude
  • Jib
  • Central nervous system depression
  • Depressed breathing
  • Euphoria
  • Increased sex drive
  • Tranquility
  • Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Aspiration
  • Exhaustion
  • Sluggishness
  • Confusion
  • Clumsiness

Khat is a naturally occurring stimulant derived from a plant found in the Middle East and East Africa. It is very similar to methamphetamine or cocaine, but not as potent. It is chewed, and in various cultures using it is quite common and acceptable.

  • Qat
  • Kat
  • Chat
  • Gat
  • Miraa
  • Quadkaa
  • Abyssinian tea
  • African salad
  • Bushman’s tea
  • Oat
  • Somali tea
  • Tohai
  • Tschat
  • Central nervous system depression
  • Depressed breathing
  • Euphoria
  • Increased sex drive
  • Tranquility
  • Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Aspiration
  • Exhaustion
  • Sluggishness
  • Confusion
  • Clumsiness
  • depression
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • tooth decay
  • constipation
  • stomach cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • heart disease
  • mood disorders
  • worsening psychiatric disorders
  • liver damage
  • anorexia
  • insomnia

Krokodil is derived from “cooking” codeine using very toxic substances. It produces a very potent high and is very addictive. It is so toxic that it causes tissue death and scarring when injected. Krokodil has been primarily used in Russia, but has been reported on rare occasion in America.

  • krokodil
  • Russian Magic
  • flesh-eating drug
  • Zombie drug
  • Cheornaya (in Russia)
  • Himiya (in Ukraine)
  • blood vessel damage
  • open ulcers, gangrene, phlebitis
  • skin and soft tissue infections
  • skin grafts/surgery
  • limb amputations
  • pneumonia
  • blood poisoning
  • meningitis
  • rotting gums, tooth loss
  • blood borne virus transmission
    • (HIV, Hepatitis C)
  • bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • speech and motor skill impairment
  • memory loss and impaired concentration
  • liver and kidney damage
  • overdose
  • death

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine (see appendix E). It is included here because it is a very popular drug to use at raves. Rohypnol is very potent for causing sedation. It decreases many of the negative side-effects of stimulants, as well as enhancing the effects of heroin. This drug is also known as a “date-rape” drug.

  • Forget-me pill
  • Mexican Valium
  • R2
  • Roche
  • Roofies
  • Roopies
  • Ropies
  • Ruffels
  • Roofinal
  • Rope
  • Rophies
  • Rophy
  • Rib
  • Roach-2
  • Incapacitation
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Anti-convulsant
  • Tolerance
  • Dependence
  • Long-term use effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • See appendix on Benzodiazepines for class effects.

Salvia is from a plant and has been used in religious ceremonies. It is a hallucinogen, but it also has opiate activity. Recent popularity seems to come from some internet posting of people using salvia. They use it for a “trip” and then post their experience on the internet.

  • Shepherdess’s herb
  • Diviner’s sage
  • Seer’s sage
  • Maria pastora
  • Magic mint
  • Sally-D
  • Sage of the Seers
  • Lady Salvia
  • Purple sticky
  • Sister Salvia
  • hallucinations
  • sensory disconnect
  • mood changes
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • abnormal body sensations
  • emotional swings
  • psychosis
  • loss of coordination
  • slurred speech
  • dizziness
  • slurred speech
  • giggling, laughter
  • memory loss
  • still unknown
  • possible memory loss
  • possible learning impairment

Synthetic marijuana refers to a group of chemicals that have a structure similar to THC (the active component of marijuana), thus they have similar effects to marijuana. Since they are slightly different in structure from THC then they are hard to detect on drug screens for marijuana. These synthetics have been marketed under other names, initially to evade the detection of law enforcement, such as Spice and K2.

  • Synthetic marijuana
  • K2
  • K2 Blond
  • K2 Standard
  • fake weed
  • Yucatan fire
  • Skunk
  • Moon rocks
  • Black Mamba
  • Bliss
  • Bombay Blue
  • Genie
  • Zohai
  • Zoh
  • Blaze
  • Red X Dawn
  • Spice Gold, Spice Diamond
  • Solar Flare
  • Pep Spice
  • Fire n’ Ice
  • Zombie World
  • Bad-to-the-Bone
  • Blaze
  • Dark Night
  • Earthquake
  • Berry Blend
  • The Moon
  • G-Force
  • Blueberry Haze
  • Dank
  • Demon Passion Smoke
  • Hawaiian Hybrid
  • Magma
  • Ninja
  • Ono Budz
  • Panama Red Ball
  • Puff
  • Sativah Herbal Smoke
  • Skunk
  • Ultra Chronic
  • Voodoo Spice
  • Aroma
  • Similar effects to marijuana
  • elevated mood
  • altered perception
  • relaxation
  • anxiety
  • hallucinations
  • paranoia
  • vomiting
  • agitation
  • confusion
  • panic attacks
  • giddiness
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • heart attacks
  • – unclear, too new.
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