Drug Paraphernalia &
The Types of Drugs and Their Effects
Types of Drug Paraphernalia

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Cocaine paraphernalia includes mirrors, razor blades and scales.

Two types of homemade crack pipes.

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Powdered cocaine

Marijuana paraphernalia includes rolling papers, clips and pipes.


Types of Drugs and Their Effects
Type of Drug : Depressant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Beer, Wine, Liquor, Cooler, Malt Liquor, Booze
How Consumed : Orally
Effects : - Addiction (alcoholism)
- Dizziness
- Slurred Speech
- Disturbed Sleep
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Hangovers
- Impaired learning
- Fetal Alcohol syndrome
- Respiratory depression and death (high doses)
Facts for Parents : 25% of 8th graders have admitted to being intoxicated at least once.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Speed, Uppers, Ups, Hearts, Black beauties, pep pills, copilots, bumble bees, benzedrine, dexedrine, footballs, biphetamine
How Consumed : Orally, injected, snorted, or smoked
Effects : - Addiction
- Irritability
- Anxiety
- Increased blood pressure
- Paranoia / psychosis
- Depression
- Aggression
- Convulsions
- Dilated pupils and blurred vision
- Dizziness
- Sleeplessness
- Loss of appetite; malnutrition
- Increased body temperature
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
Facts for Parents : Chronic use can induce psychosis with symptoms similar to schizophrenia such as paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Speed, meth, crank, crystal, ice, fire, croak, crypto, white cross, glass
How Consumed : Orally, injected, snorted, or smoked
Effects : - Addiction
- Irritability
- Anxiety
- Increased blood pressure
- Paranoia/psychosis
- Aggression
- Nervousness
- Hyperthermia
- Compulsive behavior
- Stroke
- Depression
- Convulsions
- Heart and blood vessel toxicity
- Insomnia
- Loss of appetite; malnurtrition
- Hallucinations
- Formication: the sensation of insects creeping on or under the skin
- Arrhythmia
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
Facts for Parents : Some users avoid sleep for 3 to 15 days. "Ice" is the street name for smokable methamphetamine.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : XTC, Adam, MDMA
How Consumed : Orally
Effects : - Psychiatric disturbances including panic, anxiety, depression, and paranoia
- Muscle Tension
- Nausea
- Blurred Vision
- Sweating
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Tremors
- Hallucinations
- Reduced Appetite
- Sleep problems
- Fainting
- Chills
Facts for Parents : Ecstasy is popular at all-night underground dance parties (called "raves") and is the most common "designer drug".
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Speed, West Coast
Note : Ritalin, a legally prescribed medication for treating Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity is sometimes sold and abused as a street drug.
How Consumed : Tablet is crushed, and the powder is snorted or injected
Effects : - Loss of appetite
- Fevers, convulsions, and severe headaches
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
- Irregular heartbeat and respiration
- Paranoia, hallucinations, delusions
- Excessive repetition of movements and meaningless tasks
- Tremors, muscle twitching
Facts for Parents : Some children buy or steal the drug from their classmates.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Herbal Ecstasy (sic), Cloud 9, Rave Energy, Ultimate Xphoria, X
How Consumed : Orally
Effects : - Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Seizures
- Heart attacks
- Stroke
- Death
Facts for Parents : The active ingredients in Herbal Ecstasy are caffine and ephedrine.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Synthetic heroin, goodfella
How Consumed : Injected, sniffed, or smoked
Effects : - Instant respiratory paralysis
- Potency creates strong possibility for overdose
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
- Many of the same effects as heroin
Facts for Parents : Designer drugs are created by changing the molecular structure of an existing drug or drugs to create a new substance.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Liquid ecstasy, somatomax, scoop, Grievous Bodily Harm, liquid x, Georgia Home Boy, goop
How Consumed : Snorted, orally in liquid form, smoked, or mixed into drinks
Effects : - Liver Failure
- Vomiting
- Tremors
- Seizures
- Comas
- Fatal respiratory problems
Facts for Parents : Sometimes the user transports the drug in empty hotel shampoo or eye-dropper bottles.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Coke, snow, nose candy, flake, blow, big C, lady, white, snowbirds
How Consumed : Snorted or dissolved in water and injected
Effects : - Addiction
- Pupil Dilation
- Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
- Increased respiratory rate
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
- Paranoia
- Seizures
- Heart Attack
- Respiratory failure
- Constricted peripheral blood vessels
- Restlessness, irritability, anxiety
- Loss of appetite
- Tactile hallucinations
- Insomnia
- Increased body temerature
- Death from overdose
Facts for Parents : Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug.
Heavy use may produce hallucinations, paranoia, aggression, insomnia and depression.
Type of Drug : Stimulant
Drug Name :
Other Names : Rock, freebase
How Consumed : Heated and smoked in a pipe
Effects : Same as cocaine
Facts for Parents : A Cheaper form of cocaine that may be more addicting.
Type of Drug : Hallucinogens
Drug Name :
Other Names : Acid, microdot, tabs, doses, trips, hits, sugar cubes
How Consumed : Tabs taken orally or gelatin/liquid put in eyes
Effects : - Elevated body temperature and blood pressure
- Suppresses appetite
- Sleeplessness
- Tremors
- Chronic recurring hallucinations
Facts for Parents : LSD is the most common hallucinogen. LSD tabs are often decorated with colorful designs or cartoon characters.
Type of Drug : Hallucinogens
Drug Name :
Other Names : Shrooms, Caps, magic mushrooms
How Consumed : Eaten or brewed and drunk in tea
Effects : - Increased blood pressure
- Sweating
- Nausea
- Hallucinations
Facts for Parents : Many mushroom users purchase hallucinogenic mushroom spores via mail order.
Type of Drug : Hallucinogens
Drug Name :
Other Names : Angel Dust, ozone, rocket fuel, peace pill, elephant tranquilizer, dust
How Consumed : Snorted, smoked, orally or injected
Effects : - Hallucinations
- "Out-of-body" experiences
- Impaired motor coordination
- Inability to fell physical pain
- Respiratory attack
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Disorientation
- Fear, panic, paranoia
- Aggressive behavior and violence
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
- Death
Facts for Parents : Marijuana joints can be dipped into PCP without the smoker's knowledge.
Type of Drug : Inhalants
Drug Name :
Other Names : Nitrous oxide, laughing gas, whippets, aersol sprays, cleaning fluids, solvents
How Consumed : Vapors are inhaled
Effects : - Headache, muscle weakness, abdominal pain
- Severe mood swings and violent behavior
- Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
- Decrease or loss of sense of smell
- Nausea
- Nosebleeds
- Liver, lung and kidney damage
- Dangerous chemical imbalances in the body
- Fatigue, lack of coordination
- Loss of appetite
- Decreases in heart and respiratory rates
- Hepatitis or peripheral neuropathy from long-time use
Facts for Parents : Hundreds of legal household prodcuts can be sniffed or "huffed" to get high. All inhalants can be toxic.
Type of Drug : Opiates/Opiate-Like
Drug Name :
Other Names : Smack, horse, mud, brown sugar, junk, black tar, big H, dope
How Consumed : Injected, smoked, or snorted
Effects : - Addiction
- Slowed and slurred speech
- Slow gait
- Constricted pupils, droopy eyelids, impaired night vision
- Vomiting after first use and at very high doses
- Decreased sexual pleasure, indifference to sex
- Reduced appetite
- Constipation
- "Nodding off" ( at high doses )
- Respiratory depression or failure
- Increased risk of exposure to HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases if injected
- Dry, itching skin and skin infections
- Death from overdose
Facts for Parents : Heroin users quickly develop a tolerance to the drug and need more and more of it to get the same effects, or even to feel well.
Type of Drug : Opiates/Opiate-Like
Drug Name :
Other Names : Roach, roofies, the forget pill, rope, rophies, ruffies, R2, roofenol, la roche, rib
How Consumed : Orally in pill form, dissolved in a drink, or snorted
Effects : - Addiction
- Blackouts with a complete loss of memory
- A sense of fearlessness and aggression
- Dizziness and disorientation
- Nausea
- Difficulty with motor movements and speaking
Facts for Parents : Referred to as the "date-rape" drug. Creates a drunk feeling that lasts two eight hours.
Type of Drug : Opiates/Opiate-Like
Drug Name :
Other Names : Vitamin K, new ecstasy, psychedelic heroin, Ketalar, Ketaject, Super-K, breakfast cereal
How Consumed : Snorted or smoked
Effects : - Delirium
- Amnesia
- Impaired motor function
- Potentially fatal respiratory problems
Facts for Parents : Popular at raves. Used as an anesthetic for animals.
Type of Drug : Others
Drug Name :
Other Names : Weed, Pot, reefer, grass, dope, ganja, Mary Jane, sinsemilla, herb, Aunt Mary, skunk, boom, kif, gangster, chronic, 420
How Consumed : Smoked or eaten
Effects : - Bloodshot eyes
- Dry mouth and throat
- Impaired or reduced comprehension
- Altered sense of time
- Reduced ability to perform tasks requiring concentration and coordination, such as driving a car
- Paranoia
- Intense anxiety or panic attacks
- Altered cognition, making acquisition of new information difficult
- Impairments in learning, memory, perception, and judgment-difficulty speaking, listening effectively, thinking, retaining knowledge, problem solving, and forming concepts.
Facts for Parents : The average age teens first use marijuana is 14.
Marijuana can be smoked using homemade pipes and bongs made from soda cans or plastic beverage containers.
Type of Drug : Others
Drug Name :
Other Names : Rhoids, juice
How Consumed : Orally or injected into muscle
Effects : - Liver cancer
- Sterility
- Masculine traits in women and feminine traits in men
- Aggression
- Depression
- Acne
- Modd swings
Facts for Parents : steroid users subject themselves to more than 70 potentially harmful side effects.
Type of Drug : Others
Drug Name :
Other Names : Smoke, bone, butt, coffin nail, cancer stick
How Consumed : Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco ( chew, dip, snuff )
Effects : - Addiction
- Heart and cardiovascular disease
- Cancer of the lung, larynx, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, kidney, and mouth
- Emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- Spontaneous abortion, pre-term delivery, and low birth weight
Facts for Parents : One in five 12th graders is a daily smoker.