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Drug Information

The source of this information is the Above The Influence website. 


Street Names: Booze, Suds, Hard Stuff, Hooch, Juice, Sauce


  • Difficulty walking
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Impaired memory and blackouts
  • Mental confusion
  • Paralysis of the nerves that move the eyes
  • Difficulty with muscle coordination
  • Persistent learning and memory problems
  • Liver disease
  • Unintentional injuries
  • HIV risk due to impaired judgment.
  • Alcohol poisoning, which includes the following:
    • Mental confusion
    • Stupor
    • Coma
    • Person cannot be roused
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness
  • Heart beats irregularly or stops
  • Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar), which leads to seizures
  • Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting, which can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death.


Street Names: Grass, Pot, Weed, Bud, Mary Jane, Dope, Indo, Hydro, Ganga


  • Impaired judgment and motor coordination
  • Shortened attention span and distractibility
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Increased risk for schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals
  • Impaired judgment
  • Problems with memory and learning
  • Lowered motivation
  • Decreased alertness and coordination
  • Addiction
  • Withdrawal symptoms from stopping drug use (in a chronic user):
    • Irritability
    • Sleeplessness
    • Anxiety
    • Impaired appetite
    • Aggression


Street Names: MDMA, Ecstasy, XTC, E, X, Beans, Adams, Hug Drug, Disco Biscuit, Go, Adam, Hug, Love Drug


  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Severe anxiety
  • Muscle tension
  • Involuntary teeth clenching
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Faintness
  • Chills or sweating
  • Dependence and withdrawal effects:
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Depressed feelings
    • Trouble concentrating
  • Some problems can occur while or soon after taking the drug, others come days or weeks after taking Ecstasy.


Street Names: Meth, Crystal Meth, Speed, Ice, Crystal, Chalk, Crank, Tweak, Uppers, Black Beauties, Glass, Biker's Coffee, Methlies


  • Increased respiration, rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia (when the body overheats)
  • Unhealthy weight loss
  • Severe dental problems
  • Anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior
  • Psychotic features, including:
    • Paranoia
    • Visual and auditory hallucinations
    • Delusions (for example, the sensation of insects "Meth Bugs" creeping under the skin)


Street Names: Whippets, Poppers, Snappers, Air Blast, Moon Gas, Oz, Poor Man's Pot, Bolt, Boppers, Bullet Rush


  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Loss in control
  • Lingering headache
  • Confusion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hypoxia (suffocation, asphyxiation) leading to brain or other organ damage
  • Muscle spasms and tremors
  • Addiction
  • Liver, lung, and kidney problems
  • Muscle weakness.


Street Names: Smack, Thunder, Hell Dust, Big H, Nose Drops, Ska, Junk, Skag


  • Warm flushing of the skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Heavy feeling in the extremities
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe itching
  • Clouded mental functions
  • Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis (from injection needles)
  • Collapsed veins
  • Infection of the heart lining and valves
  • Abscesses at the injection location
  • Liver or kidney disease.