Virtually every drug that is abused by adults is also abused by adolescents. In addition to alcohol, common categories of drugs of abuse include:
- Tobacco products (for example, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco).
- Cannabinoids (for example, marijuana, hashish), sometimes called "pot, weed, Mary Jane, or herb" and is smoked in a "joint," "blunt," "bong," or pipe.
- Cold medications (for example, Sudafed, Benadryl).
- Inhalants (for example, gasoline, ammonia), the use of which is often referred to as "huffing."
- Depressants (for example, barbiturates, benzodiazepines), sometimes called "reds, yellows, yellow jackets, downers or roofies."
- Stimulants (for example, amphetamines, cocaine, methamphetamine), sometimes called "bennies, black beauties, speed, uppers, blow, crack, rock, toot, crank, crystal, or skippy."
- Narcotics (for example, morphine, heroin, codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin), sometimes called cody, schoolboy, Tango and Cash, or monkey."
- Hallucinogens (for example LSD, "mushrooms"), sometimes called "acid, yellow sunshines, buttons, or shrooms."
- Dissociative anesthetics (for example, phencyclidine/PCP, ketamine), sometimes called "lovely, boat, Love Boat, angel dust, K, vitamin K, or cat" and whose use is often referred to as "getting wet."
- Club drugs (for example, ecstasy), sometimes called "X."
- Others (for example, anabolic steroids), sometimes called "juice or roids."
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Archived: March 20, 2014
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