Phone: 704-481-0433
941 Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150
431 S. Main Street, Suite 4, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Commonly Abused Drugs

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Marijuana

Street Names
Blunt, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joints, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, weed

How Administered**
Swallowed, smoked

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
Euphoria, slowed thinking and reaction time, confusion, impaired balance and coordination/cough, frequent respiratory infections; impaired memory and learning; increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks; tolerance, addiction

Barbiturates

Street Names
Barbs, reds, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellows, yellow jackets

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
anxiety; felling well-being; lowered inhibitions; slowed pulse and breathing; lowered blood pressure; poor concentration/fatigue; confusion; impaired coordination, memory, judgment; addiction; respiratory depression and arrest; death. Also, for barbiturates-sedation, drowsiness/depression, unusual excitement, fever, irritability, poor judgment, slurred speech, dizziness, life-threatening withdrawal

Benzodiazepines

Street Names
Valium, Xanax: candy, downers, sleeping pills

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
sedation, drowsiness/dizziness

Methaqualone

Street Names
Quaalude: ludes mandrex, quad, quay

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
euphoria/depression, poor reflexes, slurred speech, coma

LSD

Street Names
Acid, blotter, boomers, cubes, microdot, yellow sunshines

How Administered**
Swallowed, absorved through mouth tissues

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
Altered states of perception and feeling; nausea; persisting perception disorder (flashbacks), increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite, sleeplessness, numbness, weakness, tremors, persistent mental disorders

Heroin

Street Names
Diacety/morphone: brown sugar, dope, H, horse, junk, skag, skunk, smack, white horse

How Administered**
Injected, smoked, snorted

Morphine

Street Names
Roxanol, Duramorph: M, Miss Emma, monkey, white stuff

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed, smoked

Opium

Street Names
Laudanaum, paregoric: big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop

How Administered**
Swallowed, smoked

Oxycodone HCL

Street Names
OxyContin: Oxy, O.C, killer

How Administered**
Swallowed, snorted, injected

Hydrocodone bitartrate, acetaminophen

Street Names
Vicodin: vike, Watson-387

How Administered**
Swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness/nausea, constipation, confusion sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, tolerance, addiction, unconsciousness, coma, staggering pain, death

Cocaine

Street Names
Cocaine hydrochloride: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot

How Administered**
Injected, smoked, snorted

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
For cocaine-increased temperature/chest pain, respiratory failure, nausea, abdominal pain, strokes, seizures, headaches, malnutrition, panic attacks.

MDMA (methylenedioxy / methamphetamine)

Street Names
Adam, clarity, ecstasy, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, STP, X, XTC

How Administered**
Swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
For MDMA-mild hallucinogenic effects, increased tactile sensitivity, empathic feelings/impaired memory and learning, hyperthermia, cardiac toxicity, renal failure, liver toxicity.

Methamphetamine

Street Names
Desoxyn: chalk, crank, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, ice, meth, speed

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed, smoked, snorted

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
For methamphetamine-aggression, violence, psychotic behavior/memory loss, cardiac and neurological damage; impaired memory and learning tolerance, addiction.

Methylphenidate (safe and effective for treatment of ADHD)

Street Names
Ritalin: JIF, MPH, R-ball, Skippy, the smart drug, vitamin R

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed, snorted

Anabolic Steroids

Street Names
Anadrol, Oxandrin, Durabolin, Depo-Testosterone, Equipoise: roids, juice

How Administered**
Injected, swallowed, applied to skin

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
No intoxication effects/hypertension, blood clotting and cholesterol changes, liver cysts and cancer, kidney cancer, hostility and aggression, acne; in adolescents, premature stoppage of growth; in males, prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement; in females, menstrual irregularities, development of beard and other masculine characteristics.

Dextromethorphan (DXM)

Street Names
Found in some cough and
cold medications: Robotripping, Robo, Triple C

How Administered**
Swallowed

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
Dissociative effects, distorted visual perceptions to complete dissociative effects/for effects at higher doses see “dissociate anesthetics’.

Inhalants

Street Names
Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, glues), gases (butane, propane, aerosol propellants, nitrous oxide), nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl): laughing gas, poppers, snappers, whippets

How Administered**
Inhaled through nose or mouth

Intoxication Effects/Potential Health Consequences
Stimulation, loss of inhibition; headache; nausea or vomiting; slurred speech, loss of motor coordination; wheezing/unconsciousness, cramps, weight loss, muscle weakness, depression, memory impairment, damage to cardiovascular and nervous systems, sudden death.

Phone: 704-481-0433 or 828-755-4562
941 Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150
431 S. Main Street, Suite 4, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Drug Testing Hours
Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 4:30 Friday: 8:00 - 2:30