Our Drug Guide contains information for over 40
commonly-abused drugs.

The Drug Guide at The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information, including drug descriptions, slang terms, short term- and long term- effects, images, federal classifications and more.



What is DOM DOB MDA? These are chemical variations of amphetamines, also known as substituted amphetamines. These so-called “designer drugs” are stimulants. When used, substituted amphetamines may have mood altering effects and may produce hallucinations. Large doses or chronic abuse…

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Dex, Robo, Skittles, Triple C, Tussin

What is DXM? Dextromethorphan is a cough-suppressing ingredient found in a variety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications. Like PCP and Ketamine, dextromethorphan is a dissociative anesthetic, meaning DXM effects can include hallucinations. What does it look like? Cough syrup…

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Adam, E, Molly, Roll, X, XTC

What is Ecstasy? MDMA or Ecstasy (3-4-methylenedioxymethampheta-mine), is a synthetic drug with amphetamine-like and hallucinogenic properties. It is classified as a stimulant. What does it look like? Ecstasy comes in a tablet form that is often branded, e.g. Playboy bunnies,…

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What is Foxy? For basic information on this emerging or less prevalent drug, please see the links below to law enforcement reports and press articles. Little is known about the short-term and long-term effects of this drug due to a…

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G, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid Ecstasy

What is GHB? GHB is predominantly a central nervous system depressant. What does it look like? GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate) can be produced in clear liquid, white powder, tablet, and capsule forms. It is colorless and odorless. GHB has a salty…

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What is Hashish? Hashish is a cannabinoid, like marijuana. It consists of the THC-rich resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed into a variety of forms, such as balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets. The…

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Herbal Ecstasy

Brand names for herbal ecstasy products include: Cloud 9, Rave Energy, Ultimate Xphoria

What is Herbal Ecstasy? Herbal Ecstasy is a term used to describe a combination of herbs that are legal, inexpensive, and marketed as a “natural high.” Herbal Ecstasy can be purchased over the counter in drug stores, music stores, and…

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Big H, Blacktar, Brown sugar, Dope, Horse, Junk, Muc, Skag, Smac

What is Heroin? Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, which is obtained from the opium poppy. It is a “downer” or depressant that affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain….

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What are Inhalants? Inhalants are ordinary household products that are inhaled or sniffed by children to get high. There are hundreds of household products on the market today that can be misused as inhalants. What do they look like? Examples…

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K2 – Spice

The most common names for synthetic marijuana are K2 and Spice, but it is also sold as Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Blaze, Genie, Spice, Zohai, JWH -018, -073, -250, Yucatan Fire, Skunk and Moon Rocks.

What is synthetic marijuana? K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs, spices or shredded plant material that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. What does it look like? K2…

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