Alcohol is an organic compound that appears in a variety of forms. The ingestible form, for both legitimate and abuse purposes, is ethanol. It is and has been historically used for hygienic, dietary, medicinal, religious, and recreational purposes.Continue reading →
Drug & Alcohol Information
Learn about common drugs, symptoms of abuse, medical dangers, the proper testing medium, and the window of detection.
Anabolic steroids are drugs that have an effect similar to testosterone in the body, increasing muscle mass and blocking the effects of stress hormones which can break down muscle tissue.Continue reading →
Barbiturates are central nervous system (CNS) depressants with a wide range of effects and uses: mild sedation to total anesthesia, hypnotics, anticonvulsants (epilepsy), migraine treatment (in fioricet), capital punishment, and assisted suicide where legal.Continue reading →
Because of its low opiate effect, buprenorphine has a lower potential for abuse than other opioid drugs, but it can still be abused through crushing of tablets for snorting or for injection preparations.Continue reading →
GHB is abused as an intoxicant, often in the club, rave and party scene, to produce euphoria and sociability. Small doses can act as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. It is also notorious for use as a date rape drug, although studies have indicated that it is not used as frequently for that purpose as other drugs, such as cocaine.Continue reading →
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug used in human and veterinary medicine, primarily for general anesthesia, although it is sometimes used as a sedative for seriously injured patients and as a painkiller in cases of extreme pain.Continue reading →