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Morphine

What is Morphine? Morphine is an opiate, derived from the poppy plant. It is classified as a narcotic and is commonly prescribed to manage pain. What does it look like? Morphine is commonly available in the form of a tablet, …

Methcathinone

What is Methcathinone? A stimulant that is a structural analogue of methamphetamine and cathinone. It is clandestinely manufactured from readily available chemicals. What does it look like? A white or off-white crystalline powder. Almost exclusively sold in the stable and …

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Methamphetamine Pills

What are Methamphetamine Pills? A combination of the stimulants methamphetamine and caffeine. It is produced in Burma by groups such as the United Wa State Army and marketed predominantly in Thailand.  Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates …

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Methamphetamine

What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine (Meth) is an addictive stimulant that strongly activates certain systems in the brain. What does it look like? Methamphetamine is a crystal-like powdered substance that sometimes comes in large rock-like chunks. When the powder flakes off …

Marijuana

What is Marijuana? Marijuana, the most often used illegal drug in this country, is a product of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana, also present in other forms of cannabis, is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Of the …

Crystal Meth

What is Crystal Meth? Crystal Meth is a very pure, smokeable form of methamphetamine. It is a powerful and extremely addictive man-made stimulant. Its use can lead to severe physiological and psychological dependence.  What does it look like? Clear crystal …

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LSD

What is is LSD? LSD is the most common hallucinogen and is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. What …

Khat

What is Khat? A stimulant. For centuries, khat, the fresh young leaves of the Catha edulis shrub, have been consumed where the plant is cultivated, primarily in East Africa and the Arabian peninsula. There, chewing khat predates the use of …

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Ketamine

What is Ketamine? Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1963 to replace PCP and currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. Much of the ketamine sold on the street has been diverted from veterinarians’ offices. Ketamine’s chemical structure …

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