drugs

Ecstasy: what is it?

What is ecstasy? Ecstasy is a street name for the drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It is a type of stimulant that

Ecstasy: preventing and reducing harms

Ecstasy is commonly taken at dance or “rave” parties and nightclubs. In these environments, people taking ecstasy may be more

Hallucinogens: what are they?

Hallucinogenic drugs, also known as ‘psychedelics’, are drugs that change the way a person perceives the world. Hallucinogens affect all

Hallucinogens: what are the effects?

The effects of any drug (including hallucinogens) vary from person to person. How hallucinogens affect a person depends on many

GHB (Fantasy)

What is GHB GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant drug. Depressant drugs do not necessarily make a person feel depressed.

Cocaine: use with other drugs

If cocaine is taken with a depressant such as alcohol, the body is put under a lot of stress as

Cocaine: what is it?

Cocaine belongs to a group of drugs known as ‘stimulants’. Stimulants speed up the messages going between the brain and

Ecstasy and the effects on the body

What are the effects of ecstasy The effects of any drug (including ecstasy) vary from person to person. How ecstasy

Cocaine: tolerance and dependence

There is evidence that after prolonged use, cocaine is highly addictive. People who use cocaine regularly can develop dependence and

Every snort of coke could lead to stroke

People who take cocaine are more than 6 times as likely to suffer a stroke compared to those who never

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