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Type of Drugs

Hallucinogens
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Can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness.
Headshop Drugs
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Also often referred to as "Legal Highs" are substances which are usually sold via Head Shops (It is important to note that although these drugs may not be illegal it does not necessarily mean they are safe).
Opioids
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Opioids encompass naturally occurring opium poppy derivatives, such as morphine and codeine, and semi-synthetic opiates like heroin and methadone. They are classed as narcotic analgesics - meaning they decrease pain reaction and sensation. Opioids can produce intense euphoria in a person and a sense of well-being. Side effects include sedation, respiratory depression, severe withdrawal, development of tolerance and dependence issues.
Over the Counter Painkillers
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Non-opiate based over-the-counter medicines used for mild to moderate pain relief, flu and other symptoms. Prolonged use can lead to dependence.
Sedatives
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Substance that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing.
Solvents
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When inhaled, solvents have a similar effect to alcohol. They make people feel uninhibited, euphoric and dizzy. incl: gas lighter refills, aerosols etc.
Stimulants
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Are drugs that make people feel more awake, alert and energetic. Cocaine and amphetamines are stimulants.
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