Other Drugs of Abuse
There are many other drugs of abuse, including:
Ecstasy (X, E, XTC) is a pill that is often taken at parties and clubs. It is sometimes called the "love drug" because it makes people feel very friendly and touchy. It also raises body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, and can make you feel sad for days after its effects wear off. Click here for more information about Ecstasy.
K2 or Spice (Fake Marijuana, Skunk) is a drug made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. It is usually smoked. The "high" feels about the same as the "high" from marijuana. Spice users sometimes end up in the emergency room with rapid heart rates, vomiting and other uncomfortable side effects. K2 or Spice is illegal. Click here for more information about Spice.
LSD (acid) comes in pills or on small pieces of paper that have been soaked in liquid LSD. It makes you see, hear, and feel things that aren't there. You might see bright colors, pretty pictures, or things that scare you. Click here for more information about LSD.
PCP (angel dust) is a pill or powder that can be eaten, smoked, or snorted up the nose. It makes people feel far away from the world around them. PCP often makes people feel angry and violent, not happy, and dreamy. Click here for more information about PCP.
Inhalants are dangerous chemicals that make you feel high when you breathe them into your lungs (also called huffing or sniffing). These chemicals are found in household cleaners, spray cans, glue, and even permanent markers. Inhalants can make you pass out, stop your heart and your breathing, and kill you. Click here for more information about Inhalants.
Some drugs are called "club drugs" because they are sometimes passed around at nightclubs and parties.
GHB is a liquid or powder that can make you pass out. It's called a "date rape" drug because someone can secretly put it in your drink. This means that you can't fight back or defend yourself. Then they will have sex with you without your permission. Rohypnol (roofies) is a date rape pill and can also be put in a drink. Ketamine (K, Special K) makes you feel far away from what's going on around you and can feel scary and unpleasant. It is usually taken by mouth, snorted up the nose, or injected with a needle. Click here for more information about these drugs.
Bath Salts are drugs made with an "upper" found in the Khat plant. They are only sold with the name "Bath Salts" to make them look harmless. These drugs can make you "high" but they can also make you shaky, afraid, and violent. They look like a white or brown shiny powder and are sold in small packages labeled "not for human consumption." They can be taken by mouth, by inhaling into the lungs, or with a needle. Some people end up in the emergency room or even die after taking bath salts. Click here for more information about Bath Salts.