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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction and ultimately Treatment means understanding Illegal Drugs. At the Drug Abuse Rehab and Addiction Treatment Center Gulf Coast Recovery, keeping up with new illegal drug trends and patterns along with the newest drug terms on the street( a code all its own) is part of every day life. A large part of Drug Abuse Rehab is staying ahead of ever changing drug addicts and addiction- expecting the unexpected.

A Few Facts about Illegal Drugs

The few of the newest street terms for illicit and illegal drugs according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy are:

  1. Pill Ladies –Senior Citizen Oxycontin Abuse
  2. Devil’s Dandruff- Crack and Powder Cocaine
  3. Hitters –Illegal Drug Users Who Injecting Others Who Have Hard-to-Find Veins For Drugs

In learning more about Drug Abuse Treatment, Illegal Drug ands Addiction Treatment recourses are key. Drug users depend on parents and friends not knowing their drug habit secrets. Because of this, doing a little sleuthing can help your loved one more than you think.

According to the Community Epidemiology Work Group’s June 2006 Advance Report on the emerging patterns and trends of drug abuse, Fentanyl and Fentanyl Mixtures (with Heroine primarily) need to be carefully watched, A number of deaths have occurred recently in the eastern and south-eastern United States with over 360 deaths in a matter of months. This drug was designed for cancer patients who need pain relief. Fentanyl kills by slowing the respiratory system down to the point of death.

According to the US department of Health and Human Services 2005 National Survey Findings Drug Use and Health:

  • There were an astounding 2.5 million cocaine users in 2005.
  • There were 682,000 Crack Users
  • and there were 136,000 Heroin Users.

In fact a total of 9 MILLION Americans 12 years and older were users of illegal and or illicit drugs other than Marijuana in 2005 alone.

Illegal Drugs in the United States are listed on a “sliding scale” with many features differentiating each ‘schedule.’ There are Schedule I – the most addictive to Schedule V- the least addictive with the least potential for abuse. Some states have added a Schedule VI for inhalants, paint fumes etc. and other substances not defined as a drug This list changes per day.

A shortened illegal and illicit drug list is below:

Schedule I

  • GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate)
  • 12-Methoxyibogamine (Ibogaine)
  • Cannabis (marijuana)
  • Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
  • Heroin (Diacetylmorphine)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy),
  • Psilocybin, psychedelic mushroom ingredient
  • 5-MeO-DIPT (Foxy)
  • MDA (3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine);
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Peyote
  • Mescaline, the main psychoactive of the peyote cactus;
  • Methaqualone (Mandrax)
  • 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine (STP)
  • 2C-T-7 (Blue Mystic)
  • 2C-B (Bromo Mescaline)
  • Cathinone (ketoamphetamine)
  • AMT (alpha-methyltryptamine)
  • Trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine ("Molly")

Schedule II Drugs

  • Cocaine
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Pethidine (INN)
  • Meperidine (USAN)
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin)
  • Morphine
  • Secobarbital
  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine

Schedule III

  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Talbutal;
  • Buprenorphine
  • Dradorn
  • Ketamine
  • Xyrem
  • Hydrocodone or Codeine
  • Marinol
  • Paregoric
  • Phloemate

Schedule IV

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)
  • Zolpidem (Ambien)
  • Pentazocine (Talwin)
  • Pemoline
  • Modafinil.

Schedule V

  • Cough suppressants w/codeine
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Pregabalin

Keep up to date on illegal drugs in and around your community. Knowledge is the power to prevent. You need to be the eyes and ears for your Drug Abuse Rehab and Addiction Treatment Center.

Please call us at 1-800-553-9993 if you or someone you know has a problem.

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