What Are Street Drugs?

There are countless types of drugs that people use to get high. The term ‘street drugs’ always references illegal drugs. Any drug that can be abused and cause addiction will most often end up as a street drug. The legal status can also come down to whether or not a doctor prescribes it.

This includes non-valid prescription opioid pain killers, prescription benzodiazepines, and prescription stimulants. Still, actual doctor prescribed medicines also end up on the street to be sold illegally for profit. The market for ‘flipping a script’ or selling the bottle from the pharmacy is pronounced online and in every community with drug addicts.

What Are The Most Common Street Drugs?

The most common street drugs include heroin, Fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. To understand how dangerous street drugs are, there is a reason besides addiction why they are illegal. Street drugs are not regulated and often contain lethal ingredients. The other tremendous risk is the new trend of Fentanyl laced drugs. Fentanyl causes instant death and is found in nearly all street drugs.

Facts About Heroin As A Street Drug

Heroin is made from morphine, which comes from opium poppy seeds. It causes addiction right away and is extremely uncomfortable to detox from heroin. Street heroin is usually mixed with similar powders, such as baby powder, starch, baking soda, or sugar, and its purity and appearance can vary widely.

The most common type of heroin is a powder, but there is also black tar heroin, which is less likely to be cut as it is a brown substance. White/brown powder heroin is the most common type of heroin. The different types of heroin can be injected, inhaled as powder, or smoked. The risk of overdose and death associated with snorting or smoking heroin is the same for people who shoot up heroin with a syringe.

Information About Cocaine And Crack Cocaine Sold On The Streets

Cocaine is always a street drug. In addition to sniffing, snorting, and injecting, cocaine can also be smoked as crack cocaine. The risks are the same whether cocaine is inhaled, injected, or snorted; cocaine is dangerous. However, cocaine addiction will occur quicker if smoked rather than snorted. Smoking crack will quickly reach the brain and result in an immediate and intense high. In addition, today, much cocaine is mixed with Fentanyl, which increases the risk of accidental overdose and death.

The Risks Of Illicit Fentanyl

The street version of Fentanyl is a dangerous analog that affects a person just like legal Fentanyl. Illicit or street types of Fentanyl aheroinre also mixed into heroin, cocaine, or other drugs and are associated with accidental overdoses or death. Unlike prescription-grade Fentanyl, this illicit fentanyl analog is highly potent.

Its potency is significantly increased when mixed with street drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA. Fentanyl can be dangerous when people are unaware that it has been added or secretly blended with the drug they think they are getting.

Facts About Illegal Marijuana

In most countries, marijuana or cannabis not sold for medical purposes is still illegal. The effects can be experienced differently depending on whether it is inhaled, ingested, or applied topically. If anyone has any type of cannabis and if medical or recreational use of marijuana is not allowed, it is a street drug. The effects of ingesting illicit cannabis can be delayed and unpredictable. Evidence suggests that illegal cannabis products are most often contaminated with pesticides and harmful chemicals.

Researchers Study Carcinogens In Street Cannabis

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health studies various carcinogens in legal and illegal cannabis. For example, they found pesticides that are toxic in legal cannabis. This concludes that illegal cannabis without regulation is likely dangerous.

 PESTICIDE USE FOR THE CULTIVATION OF CANNABIS CROPS IS WELL ESTABLISHED. HUMAN CONSUMPTION OF PESTICIDES MAY RESULT IN TUMOR MALIGNANCY, DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES, REPRODUCTIVE, NEUROLOGICAL, AND ENDOCRINE DISORDERS. LABORATORY ANALYSIS REVEALED THAT 84.6% OF [CERTAIN]CANNABIS PRODUCTS CONTAINED POWERFUL PESTICIDES, INCLUDING INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES, MITICIDES, AND HERBICIDES. THESE COMPRISED A WIDE ARRAY OF DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES AND ENCOMPASSED PROVEN CARCINOGENS. (NIH)

Why Methamphetamine Is Always A Street Drug

As a highly addictive stimulant drug, methamphetamine has no legal purpose other than addiction. Even though methamphetamine is chemically similar to amphetamine, its effects on the central nervous system are more significant. Street meth drug users also develop mental health disorders from the effects of the drug. There are many names for street methamphetamine, including:

  • Speed
  • Meth
  • Crank
  • Glass
  • Ice
  • Crystal
  • Chris

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