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Type of Drugs

Hallucinogens open/close
Can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness.
Headshop Drugs
Headshop Drugs open/close
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 open/close
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
Over the Counter Painkillers open/close
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 open/close
Substance that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing.
Solvents open/close
When inhaled, solvents have a similar effect to alcohol. They make people feel uninhibited, euphoric and dizzy. incl: gas lighter refills, aerosols etc.
Stimulants open/close
Are drugs that make people feel more awake, alert and energetic. Cocaine and amphetamines are stimulants.
The HSE and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) ask students to think about drug safety measures when using club drugs
Harm reduction messages from the #SaferStudentNights campaign.
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