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There's no harm in finding out about drugs
Our A to Z of drugs will show you what drugs look like, the risks of taking them and the slang names drugs go by and information about the legal penalties for possessing and supplying drugs.
If you don't find what you're looking for you can always ring the DAN 24/7 helpline on 0808 808 2234 and talk confidentially to an advisor.
A to Z Index of Drugs:
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Heroin as a brown powder
Information about Drugs
If you want to find out more about a specific drug then you can view information by clicking its name from the list below.
If you don't see the drug name you are looking for then it may be a slang term or another common name for the drug so try using our index of drug names, terms and phrases in the center of this page.
Names, Terms & Phrases 'A'
This list contains common drug terms, slang names and scientific names beginning with 'A'. Click an item to view more information.
A2 - BZP
AAS - Steroids
Acetate - Solvents
Acetone - Solvents
Acid - LSD
Alcohol - Drug Information
Ale - Alcohol
Alkyl Nitrites - Poppers
Alprazolam - Benzodiazepines
Amphetamine Sulphate - Amphetamines
Amphetamines - Drug Information
Amyl Nitrite - Poppers
Anabolic Steroids - Steroids
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids - Steroids
Anavar - Steroids
Angel Dust - PCP
Arabian Tea - Khat
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Ativan - Benzodiazepines
You can view the full index of drug terms here.
More information about drugs
Below are links to pages containing more information about drug classifications and how they work in the body.
How are drugs taken?
The methods used to get drugs into the body vary depending on drug used and the form which it takes. Below are fact sheets detailing the risks associated with the 4 main methods.
If you have a question about drugs or alcohol use that isn't answered on our website then you can call DAN 24/7 confidentially on 0808 808 2234 at any time and ask an advisor for help.