How do drugs affect people?
A drug's effect depends on things like:
- how much is taken
- a person's size, weight & overall health
- whether they've taken the drug before
- where they are at the time (e.g. alone or with friends, at home or at a party)
- the drug itself
What are anabolic steroids?
Anabolic steroids are drugs which are derived from testosterone, which is a male hormone. Some are in tablet form and others are injected into muscle. Some names of anabolic steroids are:
What are hallucinogens?
Hallucinogens are a group of drugs that work on the brain to affect the senses and cause 'hallucinations' - seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or touching things that do not exist. Hallucinogens are sometimes called 'psychedelic drugs', 'trips', 'magic mushrooms', 'LSD', 'acid'.
What are the forms of hallucinogens?
Hair Follicle Drug Test
Hair sample drug testing is a great way to detect whether or not a person has used drugs in the past 90 days. Hair sample drug test is efficient in determining an individual’s drug use history when compared with other drug tests because trace amounts of drug chemicals become trapped inside cortex of each hair. The presence of drugs in hair is based on
What are benzodiazepines?
Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs called minor tranquillisers, often known as 'benzos'. These drugs are prescribed by a doctor to help people with anxiety or sleep problems. There are about 30 different types (called the 'generic' names) of benzodiazepines. Each one of these generic name drugs may be sold under several different brand names - all the same drug, but made by different companies.