Drugs & Alcohol
- Alcohol – booze, bevy, tipple
- Amphetamine – speed, phet, Billy, Whizz
- Amyl Nitrate – Poppers
- Cannabis – bud, bush, draw, grass, resin, skunk
- Crack – rock, pebbles, stones
- Ecstasy – E, pills, little fella’s, XTC
- GHB – liquid X, liquid E, GBH
- Glues, Gases and Aerosols – solvents
- Heroin – brown, H, skag, horse, gear, smack
- Ketamine – special K, super K, vitamin K
- LSD – trips, acid, tabs, dots, microdots
- Mephedrone – bubble and meow
- Tobacco – cigs, fags, rollies
Crack – rock, pebbles, stones
What is it?
Crack is the smokeable form of cocaine. It is made from cocaine, baking soda and water made into small lumps or rocks. It is usually smoked in a pipe, glass tube, plastic bottle or foil.
What are the effects?
Crack has similar effects to cocaine but is a lot stronger. It numbs all feelings of pain, tiredness and hunger. However the effects are short-lived, normally lasting around 10 minutes. After the high users experience a ‘crash’ and are left feeling sick, tired and depressed.
What are the risks?
Crack is a highly addictive drug. It raises the body’s temperature and can lead to convulsions and fits. Panic attacks, paranoia and anxiety are all associated with crack use. Crack smokers can experience breathing difficulties and lung problems which are known as ‘crack lung’.
Crack is a class A drug. It is illegal to have, sell or give away.
The hub is Blackpool's Young Persons Substance Misuse Service, offering information and advice to young people, under the age of 19 years, around substance misuse, including alcohol, tobacco and solvents.
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