Street Drug Tests
Street drugs are easily attainable in our society. Millions of people use uppers, downers, and/or hallucinogens to change their senses and the way they perceive the environment around them. Many people specifically look for street drugs for their easy highs and then once they have built a tolerance, users often search for them just to satisfy an addiction.
Other than marijuana in some states, street drugs are illegal and are unsafe for both the user’s health and the people around him/her. The litany of available street drugs can be taken in different ways and have different effects from person to person. However, there is a trend of general effects that are explained below:
Common Street Drugs, Street Names, and Effects
- Marijuana, also known as pot, reefer, and weed, can be smoked or ingested, usually causes laziness and general malaise, but create euphoria and anxiety.
- Cocaine, also known as white girl, snow, and blow, widely known as the cream of the crop of street drugs, and due to its high cost is used by models, entertainers, and the wealthy. It is a extremely addicting and affects the brains neurotransmitters, temporarily increasing sensory perception, and energy; it also gives users feelings of invulnerability. Cocaine has been known to cause heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure.
- PCP, also known as angel dust, illy, and wet. It can be ingested, smoked, or inhaled and can cause hallucinations. PCP has led to convulsions, paranoia, suicidal (sometimes homicidal) desires, and even psychosis.
- Spice, also known as K2, it is a synthetic form of marijuana that can act as a hallucinogen.
- LSD, also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug that can cause paranoia, delusions, and anxiety.
- Bath Salts, also known as ivory wave, purple wave, bliss, and vanilla sky. It can create chest pains, suicidal behavior, hallucinations, paranoia, and hypertension.
- Methamphetamines, also known as ice, crank, crystal meth, and crystal, can be smoked, injected and ingested, and can lead to psychosis, rotting of teeth, severe weight loss, heart attack and stroke.
- Mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, caps, and boomers. They are hallucinogens taken orally that disturb the natural neurotransmitters of the brain. This creates flashbacks or disturbing images known on the street as “bad trips.”
- Heroin, also called smack, dope, and skunk, these are opiates that can be injected or inhaled, they are highly addictive, and make users more susceptible to overdose since it retards breathing. It can cause blood clots that create stroke and liver disease.
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