Drugs

Marijuana / Cannibis

It is widely accepted that cannabis use can slow motor skills and reduce task-attention, increasing in severity with dose.

It is standardly detectable in urine for 48-72 hours after single use.

Habitual or chronic use can be detected in urine for up to 6 weeks depending on quantity, duration, and frequency of use.

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Ecstasy (MDMA)Ecstasy

Ecstasy can affect people in different ways. It depends on how much the person takes, what strength it is, how the body reacts to it, whether people are used to taking it, what mood they are in beforehand, where they are, and whether it is taken with other drugs.

Sometimes, users find the day after taking the drug they have a ‘hangover’ which can last for several days. They could feel depressed, tired (but can’t sleep either) and find it hard to concentrate. As more of the drug is taken (ie. more frequently) people start to find they are never as ‘high’ as they have been in the past, and the low or ‘hangover’ becomes more intense. Lots of people find it a much less appealing drug when they notice this beginning to happen.

Some people also experience ‘flashbacks’ causing anxiety and confusion. This could happen days, weeks, months, or even years after taking the drug.

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SpeedSpeed

Speed (amphetamines) has been called the party drug because some people use it to stay up and energised all night. It does not always work that way, however, it can make you jittery, angry and moody and this usually means being down and tired the next day.

Some things that people experience are:

feeling nervous, hostile or aggressive
affected driving skills like judging distances and how fast the car’s going.
shakiness, erratic heartbeat, cramps, headaches and loss of coordination – some people have collapsed

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CocaineCocaine

Cocaine is a strong stimulant. It increases temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, and constricts blood vessels.

When the levels of cocaine in the body start to decrease, the euphoria produced by cocaine will lessen, and the user can start to feel nervous, irritable, tired and depressed – this is the “crash”.

When a user starts to crash, they may have a craving to take more of the drug straight away to prolong the euphoric effects.

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BenzodiazepinesBenzodiazepines (Benzo)

Benzodiazepines are a class of drug commonly known as tranquillisers andsleeping pills.

Benzodiazepines are only available on prescription in Australia, and are predominantly used for anything associated with anxiety, or for sleeping problems.

A single dose can remain in the system for as long as 32 hours.

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Kronic

Kronic

Kronic is a Synthetic THC product. Kronic contains a leafy green material (usually Damiana) adulterated with one or more compounds that convey similar pharmacological properties as does Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive constituent of marijuana. Compounds which appear to be highly popular are the ones known as CP-47,497 and JWH-018. Currently Kronic and other brands (Spice, Northern Lights, K2) are in the process of being classified as illegal under the Poisons Act of 1964 in Australia. Kronic is currently now illegal in WA, NSW and in process of being banned in TAS and SA.

Kronic does not cause a positive drug test for cannabis or other illegal drugs, but can be dectected in a lab test due to metabolites in the urine that conjulates with glucuronic acid.

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Synthetic Cannabinoids Testing

Synthetic Cannabinoids is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when consumed, mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names Kronic, K2 and Spice, but all refer to synthetic cannabinoids, or synthetic cannabis products.

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