Drug Guide

More Indians abuse addictive substances than ever before; the problem has gone from a personal to a national issue. And as addictive substances become more available in India, more and more of our people suffer addiction and dependence on drugs and alcohol. This Drug Guide will give you a snapshot of commonly abused Indian drugs. Read more to discover the effects, dangers, and background of over 15 dangerous drugs.

Opiates

Opiates affect our emotion control centers. The brain, nervous system, and limbic system are all endangered.  

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar What is Brown Sugar Drug? Brown sugar (an adulterated form of heroin), also called smack, junk, skag, dope, and chaw, is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the morphine extracted from poppy plants. Pure heroin accounts for only 20%... Learn More

Heroin

Heroin What is Heroin? Though appraised as an illegal drug, heroin's highly addictive nature continues to give it a worldwide market. Known for the intense rush felt shortly after intake, heroin presents a threat to the human body on a... Learn More

OxyContin

Oxycontin What is OxyContin (Oxycodone)? OxyContin became a legal prescription drug less than 20 years ago. The narcotic pain reliever is a derivative of opium; its active ingredient is Oxycodone. When used correctly, OxyContin provides extended relief from pain associated... Learn More

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogen drugs distort the mind, create false sensory experiences and distort your perceptions of reality.  

LSD

LSD LSD Known as the world's most powerful hallucinogen, LSD is a potent mood-changing chemical. Also called acid, blotter and dots, the drug has been abused for its hallucinogenic properties since the 1960s. Scientists originally manufactured LSD to help psychiatric... Learn More

Marijuana

Marijuana What is Marijuana? Also known as ganja, pot, herb, grass, kif, weed, Mary Jane, reefer, skunk, chronic, boom, and gangster; Marijuana is a drug commonly abused throughout India. A blend of stems, seeds, and leaves from the cannabis sativa... Learn More

Ecstasy

Ecstasy What is Ecstasy? For Rs 1,200 per pill, Ecstasy remains a drug primarily abused by the upper class and by those "forced" to pay the high tab due to a developed addiction to the drug. Ecstasy is the street... Learn More

Charas

Charas - A Comprehensive Guide India is emerging as a country with widespread drug problems. The figures of drug abusers have leapt up, and the pattern of consuming psychoactive substances has also undergone changes over the years. The hazardous use of... Learn More

Stimulants

Representing the most widely abused drug group in the world, depressants affect users in a number of ways.  

Crystal Methamphetamine

Crystal methamphetamine—probably better known as "crystal meth", or just "meth"—is a white crystalline drug abused by people of all ages. Meth users experience a sudden "rush" of pleasure, strong feelings of confidence, hyperactiveness and energy for as long twenty-four hours... Learn More

ATS

ATS ATS (Amphetamine-Type Stimulants) The cheap, easily accessible, and hard to control nature of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants have given them the title of the second most abused drug worldwide. After cannabis, ATS easily take second place, outdoing heroin and cocaine. The... Learn More

Crystalline Methamphetamine

Crystalline Methamphetamine The drug methamphetamine is highly addictive, and the third most-abused substance in the whole world that affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine is a shiny salt white or sometimes blue rock-like substance, usually called "a glass drug". It... Learn More

Nicotine

Nicotine What is Nicotine? Tobacco has a rich history, dating as far back as the sixteenth century. The initial controversy with tobacco use was social acceptance. When addicts would use the drug people would complain about the hygienic aspects of... Learn More

Crack Cocaine

Crack Cocaine WHat is Crack Cocaine? Commonly referred to as crack, rock(s), sleet, base, cloud, hard ball, and nuggets, crack cocaine is the crystal form of pure cocaine, which is usually a white powder. Crack cocaine has a yellowish-white tint... Learn More

Cocaine

Cocaine What is Cocaine? Commonly known as coke, flake snow, toot, blow, nose candy, liquid lady, speedball, crack, and rock.   Derived from the coca plant, cocaine is usually sold as a fine white powder (hydrocholride salt). The powder can... Learn More

Ecstasy

Ecstasy What is Ecstasy? For Rs 1,200 per pill, Ecstasy remains a drug primarily abused by the upper class and by those "forced" to pay the high tab due to a developed addiction to the drug. Ecstasy is the street... Learn More

Depressants

Representing the most widely abused drug group in the world, depressants affect users in a number of ways.  

Mandrax

Mandrax What is Mandrax (Methaqualone)? Originally a product of Indian science – mandrax, also called Quaalude, ludes, buttons, press outs, andquas, quacks, soaps, and sopes was developed by biochemical researchers in the early 1950s. As a highly addictive sedative drug... Learn More

Methadone

Methadone What is Methadone? Methadone, known commercially as Dolophine, Methadose and Methadose Sugar-Free, is an opioid pain reliever. Its make up is similar to morphine's. Methadone is typically used to relieve moderate to severe pain that couldn’t be treated by... Learn More

Heroin

Heroin What is Heroin? Though appraised as an illegal drug, heroin's highly addictive nature continues to give it a worldwide market. Known for the intense rush felt shortly after intake, heroin presents a threat to the human body on a... Learn More

Alcohol

Alcohol What is Alcohol? The availability and social acceptance of alcohol makes it one of the most commonly consumed intoxicating substances on earth. Alcohol Addiction Threats: [ref] http://www.addictionindia.org/images-ttkh/alcohol-related-harm-in-india-a-fact-sheet.pdf[/ref] Nearly 15% of individuals who "try" alcohol develop a dependency to it,... Learn More

Marijuana

Marijuana What is Marijuana? Also known as ganja, pot, herb, grass, kif, weed, Mary Jane, reefer, skunk, chronic, boom, and gangster; Marijuana is a drug commonly abused throughout India. A blend of stems, seeds, and leaves from the cannabis sativa... Learn More

Prescrption drugs

Prescription drugs are drugs that one can gain legal access to through a doctor’s prescription.  

ATS

ATS ATS (Amphetamine-Type Stimulants) The cheap, easily accessible, and hard to control nature of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants have given them the title of the second most abused drug worldwide. After cannabis, ATS easily take second place, outdoing heroin and cocaine. The... Learn More

Tranquilizers

Tranquilizers What are Tranquilizers? Tranquilizers are a unique and potentially dangerous class of drugs used to induce states of relaxation and feeling of artificial tranquility. Individuals struggling with mental health issues and frequent anxiety attacks often use tranquilizers to help... Learn More

OxyContin

Oxycontin What is OxyContin (Oxycodone)? OxyContin became a legal prescription drug less than 20 years ago. The narcotic pain reliever is a derivative of opium; its active ingredient is Oxycodone. When used correctly, OxyContin provides extended relief from pain associated... Learn More