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Gamma (GHB, GBH, gabba) Class C Drug.
Larger doses can cause drowsiness, sickness, disorientation, convulsions, coma and breathing difficulties.
GHB has been linked to drug-assisted sexual assault (‘date rape’) when mixed with alcohol.
Gear Class A Drug.
There is a real risk of drug overdose, possibly leading to coma or death, particularly when mixed with other drugs.
Heroin is highly addictive and larger and more frequent doses may be needed to feel ‘normal’. Injecting can damage veins; sharing needles can spread hepatitis and HIV.
Glass 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.
Glues and Gases In the UK it is illegal for retailers to sell butane gas refills to anyone under 18. Also illegal for solvents to be supplied to people of any age in the knowledge that they are to be abused.
Hangover for a day or two. Nausea, vomiting, blackouts, bad cough, spots/sores around mouth, persistent cold and heart problems.
Inhaling with a plastic bag can cause suffocation. It is extremely dangerous to squirt gas into the mouth as this can cause sudden death. Never chase anyone sniffing solvents as their heart may suddenly stop beating.
Long term: Damage to brain, liver, kidneys, nervous system, lungs and reproductive organs.
Go-Fast 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.
Grass 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.

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