Addiction Information

Addiction Information

Inhalants

  • Category: Drugs

What are inhalants: 

Inhalants are a broad range of household and industrial chemicals that are easily accessed or bought and misused by breathing in their vapors or gases through the nose or mouth to produce intoxication. There are three main product categories for inhalant; solvents; gases and medical drugs.  

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Hallucinogens

  • Category: Drugs

hallucinogens street names

What are hallucinogens: 

As the name suggests, hallucinogenic drugs cause hallucinations and profound distortions in a person’s perceptions of reality. Users see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that seem very real but are not – this is called tripping.   

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Z Drugs

  • Category: Drugs

Are also known as Zimmos, zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon. They are generally prescribed as sleeping tablets.  Heroin addicts to help them sleep and numb pain, especially during heroin droughts, use these powerful sleeping pills. 

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Benzodiazepines

  • Category: Drugs

Benzos Z Drugs Street Names

What are Benzodiazepines: 

Benzodiazepines are any of a family of minor tranquilisers that act against anxiety and convulsions and produce sedation and muscle relaxation. They are only prescribed by a medical practitioner to help during a particularly severe period of anxiety.  

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Heroin

  • Category: Drugs

Heroin Street Names

What is heroin: 

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate drug. In its pure form it is a white powder that can be swallowed or dissolved in water and injected into a vein.   

Heroin is four times more addictive than morphine and prolonged users have a life expectancy of 40 years.  

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Ecstasy

  • Category: Drugs

Ecstasy Street Names

What is ecstasy? 

Ecstasy is a synthetically made drug most commonly produced in tablet form and is a stimulant that makes those taking it feel full of energy. The main ingredient in ecstasy is MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) which is known for its stimulant and psychedelic properties. Powder MDMA is reported to be popular in Dublin 15.  

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Cannabis

  • Category: Drugs

What is cannabis: 

Cannabis comes in three forms: Herbal Cannabis, Cannabis Resin, Cannabis Oil. It is an hallucinogenic drug that can be used in a number of ways. 

Herbal Cannabis (weed) refers to the dried flowers of the marijuana plant 

 –with or without seeds, and leaves of the plant. These flowers and leaves are chopped and dried before use and resemble a packet of dried herbs that you purchase from a supermarket. This herbal form is often less potent than resin.  

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Moderate Drinking

  • Category: Alcohol

 

One of the most commonly used drugs is alcohol and it is legal to buy and consume it in Ireland once you are 18 years of age or older.  

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