Information on abused drugs

Resources for Parents and Teens

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has a website designed with teenagers in mind - Just Think Twice.  The site provides descriptions of specific drugs, such as marijuana, Spice/K2, bath salts, and heroin, as well as the drugs’ street names, effect on the mind and body, overdose effects, legal status, and origin.

The DEA also has a site for parents - Get Smart About Drugs.  The site provides valuable drug education information for parents, educators, and caregivers to further help identify drug use, drug paraphernalia, warning signs of drug use, and the harmful side effects of the most commonly abused drugs.  

Emoji Drug Code & Decode

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Emoji Drug Decode

Commonly Abused Prescription Drug Identification Guide

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Prescription Drug Guide

Abused Drugs

The DEA has volumes of information on legal and illegal drugs that are frequently abused.  The links below contain downloadable information on commonly abused drugs:

  1. Benzodiazepines - prescription sedatives such as Xanax
  2. Bath Salts
  3. Cocaine
  4. Ecstasy or MDMA
  5. Fentanyl
  6. GHB
  7. Heroin
  8. LSD
  9. Marijuana
  10. Methamphetamine
  11. Narcotics - prescription and illicit drugs derived from opioids.  
  12. Opium
  13. Oxycodone
  14. Stimulants - prescription and illicit drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, Meth, and Cocaine