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By David Emmett

This totally up-to-date version of the fundamental reference figuring out medications offers a whole evaluation of the major evidence and middle matters surrounding substance misuse. All commonly-used highway medicinal drugs are coated, with fast reference courses, valuable diagrams and transparent details on every one drug's results, equipment of use, felony prestige, availability, therapies and linked slang. This version comprises new sections on ketamine, `date-rape' medications, and over the counter opiate-based medications, and up to date findings at the long term results of hashish and its power medicinal use, and dialogue of the legalisation debate.

This accomplished guide is a necessary reference for lecturers, social staff, adolescence staff, residential domestic managers, coverage makers and oldsters, permitting readers to recognize drug misuse and optimistically supply details and guidance.

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In ‘hot-knifing’, a knife is heated with a match or cigarette lighter until it is very hot and then pressed against some herbal cannabis or a piece of resin, which will immediately begin to smoke. The smoke is then collected with a cupped hand or using a funnel made from the top of a lemonade bottle and breathed in. Sometimes the sleeve from a box of matches is used to collect the smoke; the matchbox sleeve is known as a ‘mouth organ’, and using it in this way is called ‘playing the mouth organ’.

Many users report that they feel trapped inside what they are still able to recognise is a false reality created by the drug and feel that it is never going to end. Although rare, full-scale hallucinations are possible with high doses of cannabis. These ‘trips’, unlike those induced by some other hallucinogenic drugs, are almost always unpleasant and can be positively terrifying. Long-term effects Trying to make sense of all of the available information about the long-term effects of regular cannabis use is very difficult.

62 Street names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Slang associated with use . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Benefits and drawbacks . . . . . . . . . . 63 51 Understanding Street Drugs Amphetamine: quick reference guide Source Totally synthetic product. Forms and appearance Seen as a rather coarse powder. Usually off-white or, very occasionally, pink or yellow in colour. Also seen in ‘base’ form, which is a similar colour to the powder but is moist and has a putty-like consistency.

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