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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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Steroids: tablets and liquid
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 'D'
This list contains common drug terms, slang names and scientific names beginning with 'D'. Click an item to view more information.
DF's - Dihydrocodeine
DF118's - Dihydrocodeine
DHC - Dihydrocodeine
DMT - Drug Information
Dalmane - Benzodiazepines
Death - PMA
Deca-Durabolin - Steroids
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dex - Amphetamines
Dexamphetamine Sulphate - Amphetamines
Dexies - Amphetamines
Dextroamphetamine - Amphetamines
Dextromoramide - Palfium
Diacetylmorphine - Heroin
Diamorphine hydrochloride - Heroin
Dianabol - Steroids
Diazepam (Valium) - Benzodiazepines
Diconal - Drug Information
Diffs - Dihydrocodeine
Dihydrocodeine - Drug Information
Dikes - Diconal
Dimitri - DMT
Dipipanone Hydrochloride - Diconal
Dodgies - MSJ
Doggies - MSJ
Dope - Cannabis
Downers - Benzodiazepines
Dr Death - PMA
Dragon - Heroin
Draw - Cannabis
Drink - Alcohol
Drone - Mephedrone
Drone - New Psychoactive Substances
Drunk Pills - Temazepam
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.