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CB Class A Drug
The drug can cause hallucinations similar to that of LSD. Taking 2CB can induce panic attacks.
Regular use may lead to feelings of anxiety, disorientation and extreme tiredness.
Users may become prone to depression and in some cases individuals may experience psychotic syndromes, visual illusions and depersonalisation.
Cannabis (Hallucinogen) All Cannabis, including Oil, Resin and Grass are Class C Drug.
Impairs ability to concentrate and conduct complex tasks. Can lead to tiredness and lack of motivation.
Regular heavy use can lead to development or worsening of mental health problems including paranoia.
Smoked with tobacco, it increases health risks associated with tobacco use and can lead to nicotine addiction. Very heavy use can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
Chalk and Crank Methamphetamine is a form of amphetamine and currently sits within Class B, unless prepared for injection when it becomes Class A Drug.
The drug can cause disturbing hallucinations and make the user extremely paranoid.
One of the nastier and most common hallucinations is 'speed bugs' or 'crank bugs' where users think bugs are crawling under their skin and go frantic trying to get them out.
Regular use is linked to lung and kidney disorders. Coming off the drug can lead to severe depression and suicidal urges.
Chat Khat is not an illegal drug in the United Kingdom. It is however, illegal in many other countries including the United States. Khat contains the substances Cathine and Cathinone which become Class C drugs.
It can increase feelings of anxiety and aggression. Some users find it makes them very irritable, in some cases extremely angry and even violent.
Anyone suffering from pre-existing mental health problems should avoid using Khat. Frequent users may develop insomnia, heart problems and sexual problems like impotence.
Chicken Yellow and Chicken Fever Class A Drug.
PMA affects the body's temperature control and as it is stronger than Ecstasy the risk of overheating is much greater.
Users require immediate help if they feel their temperature soaring on the dance floor and anyone with a heart condition, blood pressure problems, epilepsy or asthma can have a very dangerous reaction to the drug.
Frequent use can also bring on paranoia and depression.
Chlamydia Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most commonly diagnosed bacterial sexually transmitted infection in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the United Kingdom.
Untreated genital chlamydial infection may have serious long-term consequences, especially in women in whom it is a well-established cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Cigarettes and Cigars In the Uk it is illegal for retailers to sell tobacco to anyone under 16.
Nicotine addiction can develop quite rapidly and regular smokers often feel anxious and irritable if unable to smoke. Smoking can restrict growth in young people.
Other chemicals in tobacco cause lung cancer and stomach diseases, heart disease, circulation problems, wrinkled skin and premature ageing.
Cocaine and Crack Class A Drug.
Some users may feel tense and anxious while using and afterwards many feel very tired and depressed. It can also cause convulsions, chest pain and sudden death from heart attack or stroke.
Sniffing can damage the inside of the nose. Smoking crack can cause breathing problems and lung damage. Frequent use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations, aggression and weight loss.
Cocaine and especially crack cocaine are highly addictive. Chronic use also causes severe damage to heart and circulation, brain damage and severe mental health problems.
Creutzfeldt - Jacob Disease CJD is a fatal brain disease first classified in the 1920s. In 1996, doctors reported a variant of the disease, vCJD.
Research since suggests that vCJD is the result of exposure to the agent that causes Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle.
Cristy and Christal Methamphetamine is a form of amphetamine and currently sits within Class B, unless prepared for injection when it becomes Class A Drug.
The drug can cause disturbing hallucinations and make the user extremely paranoid.
One of the nastier and most common hallucinations is 'speed bugs' or 'crank bugs' where users think bugs are crawling under their skin and go frantic trying to get them out.
Regular use is linked to lung and kidney disorders. Coming off the drug can lead to severe depression and suicidal urges.
Cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Cryptosporidium parvum. Common clinical features are watery or mucoid diarrhoea and abdominal pain with 'flu-like symptoms.
The disease is self-limiting in most instances but in certain immunocompromised patients, the infection can be very severe and potentially fatal.
Transmission is via the faecal-oral route and includes contact with infected persons (particularly in households and nurseries) and animals.
Outbreaks have been associated with public water supplies and contaminated food. Seasonal outbreaks are associated with farm visits to feed and handle lambs. Infection through swimming pools has also been reported.

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