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NHS Choices. (2015) The effects of drugs. London: NHS Choices.

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Drug abuse can be harmful to your health. We look at some of the most commonly taken illegal drugs, what they are, and how they can affect you. 

  • Cannabis (hash, weed, grass, skunk, marijuana)
  • Cocaine (powder cocaine, coke, crack)
  • Mephedrone (meow meow, miaow miaow, meph)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA, pills, crystal, E)
  • Speed (amphetamine, billy, whizz)
Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Cannabis, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening
Source:NHS Choices
Date:May 2015
Publisher:NHS Choices
Corporate Creators:NHS Choices
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Amphetamines
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA > Ecstasy
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Synthetic cathinones > Mephedrone
B Substances > Cocaine
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker

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