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 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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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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Acid, Doses, Hits, Microdot, Sugar cubes, Tabs, Trips

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…

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Aunt Mary, Boom, Chronic (Marijuana alone or with crack), Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Herb, Kif, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Weed

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…

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Chalk, Crank, Croak, Crypto, Crystal, Fire, Glass, Meth, Tweek, White Cross

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…

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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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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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Duramorph, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Roxanol, White Stuff

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,…

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Caps, Magic mushrooms, Mushrooms, Psilocybin & Psilocyn, Shrooms.

What are Mushrooms? Psilocybin and psilocyn are the hallucinogenic principles contained in certain mushrooms. These “magic” mushrooms are generally grown in Mexico and Central America and have been used in native rituals for thousands of years. Psilocybin is structurally similar…

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Big O, Black stuff, Block.

What is Opium? An opioid or narcotic, made from the white liquid in the poppy plant. What does it look like? A black or brown block of tar like substance. How is it used? Smoked. What are its short-term effects?…

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