Addiction Encyclopedia

Marijuana

Street Names: “Pot,” “Grass,” “Weed,” “Mary Jane,” “Acapulco Gold,” “Bud,” “Dope,” “Hydro,” and “Reefer” “…most parents are amazed at the extent of marijuana use by their son or daughter. In almost every case, parents thought that their student only used occasionally. Almost always, student use of marijuana was much greater than parents thought or were …

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Meth

Methamphetamine

Street Names: “Speed,” “Ice,” “Chalk,” “Meth,” “Crystal,” “Crank,” “Fire,” and “Glass” “Use of methamphetamine frequently causes a drastic increase in violence, causing users to commit spousal abuse, child abuse, physical assaults or homicide. In Arizona, a man high on methamphetamine decapitated his 14-year-old son and then tossed the dismembered head onto a New Mexico highway-because …

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Mushrooms

Street Names: “Caps,” “Magic mushrooms,” “Shrooms” Chemical Composition: Psilocybin and psilocyn are natural hallucinogenic substances in the psilocybe mushroom. These mushrooms are indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Mexico and the U.S. They are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. Characteristics: The psilocybe mushrooms can produce hallucinations. The …

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OxyContin

Street Names: “Oxy,” “OC,” “hillbilly heroin” “Richard Paolino, once considered the area’s top illicit supplier of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin, has been jailed since his arrest in March 2001. The former Bensalem doctor is set to be sentenced today, and he could spend the rest of his live behind bars.”Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2002 Chemical …

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PCP

Street Names: “Angel Dust,” “Supergrass,” “Killer Weed,” “Embalming Fluid,” and “Rocket Fuel” “A …High School student on a drug-induced rampage ran in front of a school bus yesterday afternoon, seriously injuring himself … The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, screamed that he was going to kill himself before and after the accident … ‘He …

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Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)

Street Names: “Roofies,” “Rophies,” “Roche,” “Forget-me Pill,” “Circles,” “Mexican Valium,” “Rib,” “Roach-2,” “Roopies,” “Rope,” “Ropies,” “Ruffies,” “R-2,” “Roaches,” “Poor Man’s Quaalude”, and “Mind Erasers.” “All of these victims reported significant memory impairment. Most could not recall what was done to them, who participated, or how many people were present while they were unconscious. Some could …

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