Here is a list of world's most dangerous drugs (Of course not in Chronological order):
- Heroin: Heroin, or Diamorphine is a derivative of Morphine, an opiate, first used as an alternative to Morphine as it was thought to be less addictive. The name Heroin, is a Trade name for Diamorphine and was used by the Bayer pharmaceutical company in the mid 1800's. It is an extremely powerful painkiller and users experience exhilaration, euphoria and a sense of well being. It can be smoked, sniffed or injected.
- Cocaine: Often referred to as snow, flake, coke, and blow. Cocaine is one of the most popular recreational drug.
- Ketamine: A powerful hallucinogen, often referred to as Special K. Ketamine is odorless and tasteless, so it can be added to beverages without being detected, and it induces amnesia.
- Street Methadone: Methadone works very slowly–it takes hours to get the full effect. Because methadone works so slowly, the effect can last up to 24 hours. There is no "rush" when you take methadone, but its other effects are similar to those of heroin and OxyContin: too much can make you go to sleep and stop breathing.
- Alcohol: Well, everyone knows about it!
- Barbiturates: Popular slang names include yellow jackets, reds, blues, Amy's, and rainbows. Barbiturates can be injected into the veins or muscles, but they are usually taken in pill form. The street names of commonly abused barbiturates describe the desired effect of the drug or the color and markings on the actual pill.
- Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines are a large class of commonly prescribed tranquillisers, otherwise referred to as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics.
- Tobacco: Easily available in shops - A massive 114,000 die each year.
- Amphetamines: The amphetamines are potent psychomotor stimulants. Their use causes a release of the excitatory neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) from storage vesicles in the CNS. Amphetamines may be sniffed, swallowed, snorted or injected. They induce exhilarating feelings of power, strength, energy, self-assertion, focus and enhanced motivation. The need to sleep or eat is diminished. The release of dopamine typically induces a sense of aroused euphoria which may last several hours: unlike cocaine, amphetamine is not readily broken down by the body. Feelings are intensified.
- Buprenorphine: Also called bupe or subbies. Buprenorphine is a derivative of thebaine (paramorphine), anextract of opium. The drug is an opioid (syntheticopiate) partial agonist and thus can produce theeuphoria, analgesia, and sedation associated with opiates.
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