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National Emergency Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Health and Counselling Helpline is a 24hr helpline which offers FREE advice and information on drugs, alcohol, mental health and counselling to young people, adults and individuals. We also offer support for drug and mental Health-related problems to anyone, especially young people and professionals working in related fields. We provide referrals to specialist and drug agencies.
Drug Information, various types of Psychedelic Drugs their and effects

For comprehensive information about specific psychedelic drugs below, please email emergencyhelpline@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Amphetamines-Also known as Speed, Whizz, Uppers, Sulphate, Base

  • Alcohol - Powerful liquid drug,depressant,slows down the functioning
    of the brain.

  • Cannabis - Also known as Marijuana, Weed, Hash, Skunk,
    Grass, Herb.Commonly used as leisure drug.
    Cannabis and young people’s mental health summarises what is
    known about the links between regular cannabis use and mental
    health problems/disorders in children and young people and is
    designed for those working with that age group. The
    information and advice given here is based on the most
    relevant and up-to-date research and has been considered by a
    range of experts in the field.




  • Cocaine - Also known as Coke, Charlie. A stimulant,increases user’s
    alertness, confidence, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing
    rate and suppresses the appetite, causes depression from mild
    to suicidal tendencies. Constant users will become more
    vulnerable to infection and may suffer from erratic mood
    swings.

  • Crack - Also known as Rocks, White, it is a class A drug. User feel
    tired, depressed, anxious, suffer fromhead and body ache,
    increased sensitivity to light & noise. Users may feel
    irritable, paranoid, experience panic attacks, tiredness,
    raised blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and
    suppressed appetite, large doses leads to breathing
    difficulties and chest infection


  • DMT - A powerful hallucinogen, Increases heart rate & blood
    pressure causes pupil dilation, dizziness, nausea & increased
    pulse rate.


  • Ecstasy - Also known as Pills, XTC, E, MDMA, Adam, Doves, Tulips,
    Essence, New Yorkers. Higher dosages may lead to
    hallucinations. Other effects may include sweating, dryness of
    the mouth and increased heart rate. Side effects may include
    nausea, dizziness, depression, anxiety and panic attacks.


  • Heroine - Also known as Brown, Smack, is a class A drug. Withdrawal
    symtoms are very unpleasant and includes hot and cold sweats,
    severe stomach and muscle cramps, sleeplessness, diarrhoea,
    nausea, vomiting and runny nose. Heroin is a physically
    addictive drug.


  • Lsd- Also known as Acid, Trips, Tabs. Lsd is psychologically
    addictive and can cause anxiety in some users.


  • Methadone- Also known as Meth, Green. A powerful drug which can cause an
    overdose. It is in the same category as Heroine and Morphine.
    Side effects includes constipation, small pupils,
    sweating, itchy skin & drowsiness.

  • Nitrates- Also known as Poppers, Rush. Nitrites causes blood pressure to
    go down, by enlarging the blood vessels, which makes the heart
    pump rapidly.


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    All content within this page is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. National Emergency Helpline is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of this website. National Emergency Helpline is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own GP if you're in any way concerned about your health.


    Drug Information and various types of Non-Psychedelic Drugs


    Self Care-Can you treat yourself at home?

    A well-stocked medicine cabinet will help you to treat many everyday illnesses at home. For example, a small supply of Paracetamol or Ibuprofen (available as syrup for children) and other remedies will help you treat common ailments such as coughs, colds and sore throats this winter.

    If your symptoms worsen, it is worth checking with your pharmacist for immediate over the counter advice before booking an appointment at your GP surgery.

    The Helpline number (for both users and service providers is 0871 200 2285 .

    It is our aim to promote understanding of drug-related issues and to support an often marginalised section of society.



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    A to Z of Non- Psychedelic Drugs

    (Trade name) Used for Comments
    Alprazolam

  • Amisulpride
    (Solian) Schizophrenia Avoided in the elderly and people with kidney problems.

    Can cause:
    - lack of sleep
    - anxiety
    - agitation
    - drowsiness
    - constipation
    - nausea/vomiting
    - dry mouth

    Amitriptyline hydrochloride
    (Triptafen) Depression Care should be taken if you have a history of:
    - heart disease
    - epilepsy
    - liver problems
    - mania
    - schizophrenia

    Can cause:
    - dry mouth
    - sleepiness
    - blurred vision
    - constipation
    - nausea
    - sweating
    - tremor
    - rash
    - light sensitivity
    - mania
    - weight gain

    (Asendis) Depression See Amitriptyline

    B
    (Anquil) Used by some doctors to treat serious sex offenders - its effectiveness is not proven. See Chlorpromazine - less sensitivity, less sensitivity to light.

    C
    (Welldorm) To treat sleep problems (though used less often than other drugs for this problem). Care should be taken if you have:
    - breathing problems, drug or alcohol abuse, heart disease, liver or kidney problems.

    Not recommended for the elderly

    Can cause:
    - stomach pain
    - wind
    - rashes
    - headache
    - light-headedness

    (Largactil) Mainly in schizophrenia. Care should be taken if you have:
    - problems with the blood supply to your heart or brain
    - breathing problems
    - Parkinson's disease
    - liver or kidney problems
    - thyroid problems
    - bone marrow disease
    - prostate problems

    Can cause:
    - fine tremor
    - joint and limb rigidness
    - repetitive movement of the lips and tongue (if given over a long time)
    - problems controlling body temperature
    - changes in blood cells
    - apathy
    - insomnia
    - depression

    (Cipramil) Depression, panic disorder This is one of the new SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) drugs. Care should be taken if you have:
    - epilepsy
    - history of mania
    - heart disease
    - history of problems with blood clotting
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - nausea/vomiting
    - diarrhoea or constipation
    - weight loss or gain
    - dry mouth
    - anxiety
    - headache
    - tremor
    - drowsiness
    However these happen a lot less than with the Amitriptyline group of anti-depressants.

    (Heminevrin) Severe sleep problems in the elderly. Care should be taken if you have:
    - heart problems
    - breathing problems
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - blocked nose
    - itchy eyes
    - headache

    (Anafranil) Depression, phobia, obsessions See Amitriptyline
    Clozapine
    (Clozaril) Schizophrenia Has to be started with the person in hospital, can cause changes in the blood which have to be closely monitored and stabilised first. Can also cause:
    - drowsiness
    - agitation
    - confusion
    - fatigue
    - blurred vision
    - dry mouth
    - nausea/vomiting

    Drugs D to M
    Drug name
    (Trade name) Used for Comments

    D
    Diazepam
    (Valium) Short term treatment of anxiety or sleep problems. Care should be taken if you have:
    - breathing problems
    - drug or alcohol abuse
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - drowsiness or light-headedness on waking
    - confusion in the elderly
    - aggression

    If given long term you can become addicted.
    Dosulepin hydrochloride
    (Prothiaden) Depression See Amitriptyline
    Doxepin
    (Sinequan) Depression See Amitriptyline

    F
    Fluoxetine
    (Prozac) Depression, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder See Citalopram
    Flupentixol
    (Fluanxol) Depression (short term use) Care should be taken if you have:
    - heart disease
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - restlessness
    - insomnia
    Flupentixol
    (Depixol) Schizophrenia - mainly the negative symptoms. See Chlorpromazine - less sedating, tremor and rigid joints more common.
    Flupentixol decanoate
    (Depixol) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - a long-acting injection, can raise mood.
    Fluphenazine
    (Moditen, Modecate) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - less sedating, less tremor and rigid joints.
    Fluphenazine decanoate
    (Modecate) Schizophrenia - this is a long-acting injection. See Chlorpromazine
    Flurazepam
    (Dalmane) See Nitrazepam See Nitrazepam
    Fluvoxamine maleate
    (Faverin) Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder See Citalopram

    H
    Haloperidol
    (Dozic, Haldol, Serenace) Schizophrenia, mania See Chlorpromazine - less sensitivity, less sensitivity to light.
    Haloperidol decanoate
    (Haldol decanoate) Schizophrenia See Haloperidol
    Hydrochloride Orphenadrine See Procyclidine See Procyclidine
    Hydrochloride) To treat sleep problems (though used less often than other drugs for this problem). This is more usually used to treat allergies, but it can also make you feel quite sleepy.

    I
    Isocarboxazid Depression See Phenelzine
    L
    Levompromazine
    (Nozinan) Schizophrenia Can cause potential hypotension in elderly people.

    Lithium carbonate
    (Camcolit, Liskonum, Priadel) Mania, bipolar disorder, recurring depression Can be poisonous if too large a dose is given; blood levels need to be monitored regularly. Signs of too much include:
    - blurred vision
    - diarrhoea/vomiting
    - muscle weakness
    - drowsiness
    - dizziness
    - loss of co-ordination
    - difficulty walking
    - pronounced tremor
    Lithium citrate
    (Li-Liquid, Priadel) See Lithium carbonate See Lithium carbonate
    Lofepramine
    (Gamanil) Depression See Amitriptyline - but less sedating.
    Loprazolam See Nitrazepam See Nitrazepam
    Lorazepam
    (Ativan) See Diazepam See Diazepam

    1mg Lorazepam = 10mg Diazepam. Lorazepam is shorter acting than diazepam.
    Lormetazepam see Nitrazepam see Nitrazepam
    Loxapine
    (Loxapac) Acute and chronic schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - can cause weight gain.

    M
    Maprotiline
    (Ludiomil) Depression See Amitriptyline
    Mianserin hydrochloride
    (Mianserin) Depression See Amitriptyline
    Mirtazapine
    (Zispin) Depression Care should be taken if you have:
    - epilepsy,
    - liver or kidney problems
    - low blood pressure
    - schizophrenia
    - bipolar disorder

    Can cause:
    - weight gain
    - sleepiness
    - low blood pressure

    Moclobemide
    (Manerix) Depression, social phobia Care should be taken if you have liver or thyroid problems. Can cause:
    - disturbed sleep
    - dizziness
    - headache
    - agitation
    - dry mouth
    - rash

    Drugs N to Q
    Drug name
    (Trade name) Used for Comments

    N
    Nitrazepam
    (Mogadon) To treat sleep problems Care should be taken if you have:
    - breathing problems
    - drug/alcohol abuse
    - liver or kidney problem
    Can make you feel drowsy and dizzy on waking, and cause some memory loss. If given long-term you can become addicted.
    Nortriptyline
    (Allegron) Depression See Amitriptyline - but less sedating.

    O
    Olanzapine
    (Zyprexa) Schizophrenia Can cause:
    - drowsiness
    - increased appetite
    Oxazepam Short term for anxiety. See Diazepam

    P
    Paroxetine
    (Seroxat) Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia See Citalopram
    Pericyazine
    (Neulactil) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - more sedating.
    Perphenazine
    (Fentazin) Schizophrenia, mania, short-term anxiety See Chlorpromazine - less sedating, tremor and rigid joints more common.
    Phenelzine
    (Nardil) Depression If you are prescribed this you mustn't eat:
    - cheese
    - pickled herring
    - broad bean pods
    - Bovril
    - Oxo
    - Marmite
    - any other meat or yeast extract or fermented soya bean extract

    You should also not drink Chianti wine. Care should be taken if you have:
    - diabetes
    - heart disease
    - epilepsy
    - blood disorders

    Can cause:
    - low blood pressure
    - drowsiness
    - insomnia
    - headache
    - tiredness
    - dry mouth
    - constipation

    Pimozide
    (Orap) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - less sedating
    Pipotiazine palmitate
    (Piportil) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine
    Prochlorperazine Schizophrenia, mania See Chlorpromazine - less sedating, tremor and rigid joints more common.
    Procyclidine hydrochloride
    (Kemadrin) Some side effects of Chlorpromazine and associated drugs. Care should be taken if you have:
    - heart disease
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - dry mouth
    - dizziness
    - blurred vision
    Promethazine
    hydrochloride To treat sleep problems (though used less often than other drugs for this problem). This is more usually used to treat allergies, but it can also make you feel quite sleepy.

    Q
    Quetiapine
    (Seroquel) Schizophrenia Care should be taken if you have liver or kidney problems. Can cause:
    - drowsiness
    - constipation
    - dry mouth
    - anxiety
    - rash

    Drugs R to Z
    Drug name
    (Trade name) Used for Comments

    R
    Reboxetine
    (Edronax) Depression Care should be taken if you have:
    - liver or kidney problems
    - heart disease
    - epilepsy
    - bipolar disorder
    Risperidone
    (Risperdal) Schizophrenia Care should be taken if you have liver or kidney problems. Can cause:
    - sleeplessness
    - agitation
    - anxiety
    - headache
    - drowsiness,
    - difficulty concentrating
    - fatigue
    - blurred vision
    - constipation
    - nausea/vomiting
    - stomach pain
    - changes in menstruation

    S
    Sertindole
    (Serdolect) Schizophrenia Care should be taken if you have liver problems or diabetes. Can cause:
    - dry mouth
    - nasal congestion
    Sertraline
    (Lustral) Depression See Citalopram
    Sulpiride
    (Dolmatil, Sulpitil) Schizophrenia - negative symptoms See Chlorpromazine - less sedating.

    T
    Trifluoperazine
    (Stelazine) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine - less sedating.
    Trimipramine
    (Surmontil) Depression See Amitriptyline
    Tryptophan
    (Optimax) Only for people who have suffered severe depression for more than two years, who haven't responded to any other medication. Only prescribed by consultant psychiatrists and their teams. Can also effect muscle tissue and blood, requires regular careful monitoring.

    V
    Venlafaxine
    (Efexor) Depression Care should be taken if you have:
    - heart disease
    - epilepsy
    - liver or kidney problems

    Can cause:
    - nausea
    - headache
    - either sleeplessness or too much sleep
    - dry mouth
    - dizziness
    - constipation
    - sweating

    Z
    Zolpidem tartrate
    (Stilnoct) To treat sleep problems Care should be taken if you have:
    - depression
    - drug/alcohol abuse
    - liver or kidney problems
    - breathing problems

    Not recommended for the elderly
    Can cause:
    - diarrhoea
    - dizziness
    - vomiting
    - headaches
    - memory loss
    - depression
    - confusion
    Zopiclone
    (Zimovane) To treat sleep problems Care should be taken if you have:
    - liver or kidney problems
    - drug abuse
    - breathing problems

    Not recommend for the elderly
    Can cause:
    - bitter/metallic taste
    - nausea and vomiting
    - dizziness
    - dry mouth
    - irritability
    - low mood
    - headache
    - nightmares

    Zotepine
    (Zoleptil) Schizophrenia Care should be taken if you have epilepsy. Can cause:
    - constipation
    - dry mouth
    - nasal irritation
    - agitation
    - anxiety
    - depression
    - headache
    - blood changes
    - blurred vision
    - sweating

    Zuclopenthixol decanoate
    (Clopixol) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine
    Zuclopentixol acetate
    (Clopixol acuphase) Acute schizophrenia and acute mania See Chlorpromazine - shouldn't be used for more than two weeks.
    Zuclopentixol dihydrochloride
    (Clopixol) Schizophrenia See Chlorpromazine

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    All content within this page is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. National Emergency Helpline is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of this website. National Emergency Helpline is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own GP if you're in any way concerned about your health.






















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