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Physicians have long recognized that different types of drugs affect people differently. Nonetheless, drugs may be categorized or classified according to certain shared symptomatologies or effects. The DRE categorization process is premised on these long-standing, medically accepted facts. DREs classify drugs in one of seven : central nervous system CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, hallucinogens, dissociative anesthetics, narcotic analgesics, inhalants, and cannabis.
Amphetamine is a synthetic stimulant. It comes in powder form and is usually white, yellowish, grey or a pinky colour. It is snorted or ingested and it takes effect after about half an hour. It has varied effects including:. Users can develop tolerance to amphetamines with increased use, withdrawal is primarily emotional, but users may experience a mild physical withdrawal including feelings of depression, lethargy and extreme hunger.
Benzodiazepines are prescription only medicines under the Medicines Act. They can be abused and bought illegally on the black market. They are usually prescribed for short term treatment of anxiety and sleep problems. When taken at low doses tolerance does not develop to a great extent, but when people use large amounts their tolerance can develop rapidly and there is a danger of dosage increase.
Withdrawal symptoms can last from several days to several weeks, and in some extreme cases, months. These withdrawal symptoms include:.
Benzodiazepines are illegal unless they are prescribed by a GP and they are currently a class C drug in Jersey. Cannabis is usually smoked with tobacco. It is available in the form of resin, dried and chopped leaves and - less commonly - oil. The main active compound in cannabis is THC. These effects will vary depending on the person, the environment and the potency and amount of the drug used.
Recreational drugs and alcohol
Cannabis is illegal and is currently a class B drug in Jersey. Cocaine is most commonly found as a white crystalline powder, and is usually snorted but is occasionally made into a solution and injected. The effects of cocaine are similar to amphetamines and crack in that they create physical and mental arousal.
When cocaine is snorted the effect is almost immediate and then peaks and fades within 15 - 30 minutes. This often in users repeating their use almost every 20 minutes or so in order to maintain the desired effect. The snorting of cocaine can lead to mucosal constriction and eventually perforation of the nasal septum.
Crack is similar to cocaine although the effects are even more extreme. They take effect immediately and last for about 10 minutes. Crack is usually smoked and this can produce particularly aggressive and paranoid behaviours. Crack is highly addictive, although reports that crack is instantly addictive are false. People experience feelings of:.
Ecstasy mainly comes in tablet form but can come in capsules or powder. The tablets can come in a of different colours and often display a logo. It is usually swallowed but is sometimes snorted; its effects are experienced after 20 - 60 minutes and can last for 3 - 6 hours. The chemical name for pure ecstasy is MDMA. Ecstasy acts on the central nervous system and increases brain activity.
The pupils become dilated, the jaw tightens and there is often brief nausea, sweating, dry mouth and throat. The blood pressure and heart rate increases and sweating is common. Users report a mild euphoric and hallucinogenic effect, loss of anger, empathy with other people and an enhanced sense of communication.
Ecstasy affects the body's temperature regulation, with excessive dancing this can lead to overheating and dehydration - and in some cases death. It is recommended that users take small, regular sips of water but no more than a pint of water an hour as deaths have also been related to users taking in too much water, which is very dangerous to the body. Heroin is one of a group of drugs called opiates that are derived from the opium poppy.
It usually comes as an off white or brown powder. A of synthetic opiates are also manufactured for medical use and are open to abuse due to their similar effects to heroin, these include:. Heroin is usually smoked 'chasing the dragon'snorted or prepared for injection. Heroin is a powerful pain killer and has euphoric qualities. The combined effects make heroin a very effective escapist drug.
Effects include:. At higher doses, the user may become heavily sedated, be sleepy, unable to talk, and appear to fall asleep for a few minutes at a time.
This is referred to as 'gauching' or 'nodding. These symptoms may begin within 6 to 24 hours of discontinuation and last for weeks, or even months after. Symptoms include:. Solvents are rapidly absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream and quickly distributed to the brain and other organs. Within minutes users experience intoxication, with symptoms similar to those produced by drinking alcohol. The users initially feel slightly stimulated and after successive inhalations feel less inhibited and less in control. Hallucinations may occur and loss of consciousness.
Sudden death syndrome is a risk, although rare it more commonly occurs amongst young people when using air conditioning coolants, butane, propane and some aerosols. These cause the heart to beat rapidly and erratically resulting in cardiac arrest.
Regular abuse of them can result in serious harm to vital organs. Serious, but potentially reversible effects include liver and kidney damage. Harmful irreversible effects include: hearing loss, limb spasms, bone marrow and central nervous system including brain damage. Mephedrone is a stimulant drug similar to ecstasy or speed. It comes in capsules, tablets or more commonly in powder form.
The capsules or tablets are swallowed whilst the powder is usually snorted.
Users report a feeling of 'coming up' or of rushes as the drug takes effect. The main effects include:. The effects occurs within 10 to 20 minutes and on average last for 40 to 60 minutes. According to users there is a highly addictive quality to the substance. Mephedrone is illegal and is currently a class B drug in Jersey.
Naphyrone NRG-1; Energy1 is a stimulant drug that is closely related to mephedrone with similar effects to amphetamines, cocaine and ecstasy. It is considered times more potent than mephedrone or ecstasy. Naphyrone usually comes in the form of a white crystalline powder and is normally snorted or swallowed in wraps of paper. Users report feelings of euphoria, empathy, talkativeness and alertness. In extreme cases, amphetamine-like drugs like NRG1 can cause death due to cardiovascular collapse or heart shock. Each year numerous people seek help to stop using drugs and although many people may find it easy to stop some people will have greater difficulty.
This will be especially true if they are physically and even psychologically addicted. Withdrawal from a substance will generally have the opposite effect of the substance that was used so if the drugs made you feel relaxed and laid back or more sociable and euphoric then with the withdrawal effects you may experience anxiety, moodiness, perspiration, nausea, irritability, sleep disturbance, tremors and a sense of loss of varying degrees.
If you are having problems with the use of any drugs including over the counter or prescribed medications and wish to stop or get some advice then contact our service and speak to someone. Any information will be treated in confidence and you will be offered an appointment to come in and see someone if you wish. This website is not compatible with your web browser.
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Amphetamine is illegal and is currently a class B drug in Jersey. Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are prescription only medicines under the Medicines Act. These withdrawal symptoms include: anxiety insomnia panic hallucinations depersonalisation heightened sensory awareness depression a risk of seizures with abrupt withdrawal Benzodiazepines are illegal unless they are prescribed by a GP and they are currently a class C drug in Jersey.
Cannabis marijuana, grass, dope, pot, puff, weed Cannabis is usually smoked with tobacco. The effects of the drug are varied and include: euphoria laughter vivid sensations imagery and hallucinations persistent ideas paranoia These effects will vary depending on the person, the environment and the potency and amount of the drug used.
Cocaine Charlie, coke, snow Cocaine is most commonly found as a white crystalline powder, and is usually snorted but is occasionally made into a solution and injected. Cocaine is illegal and is currently a class A drug in Jersey.
Crack base, rocks, crystal Crack is similar to cocaine although the effects are even more extreme. People experience feelings of: wellbeing exhilaration increased confidence loss of appetite indifference to pain and fatigue hallucinations paranoia In rare cases users have died from overdose. Heavy and regular use can cause feelings of nausea, restlessness, insomnia, over-excitability and weight loss. Crack is illegal and is currently a class A drug in Jersey. Ecstasy is illegal and is currently a class A drug in Jersey. Heroin scag, smack, gear Heroin is one of a group of drugs called opiates that are derived from the opium poppy.