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Commonly Abused Drugs in Singapore

Marijuana, Pot, Grass, Joints, Ganja, Hashish, Weed

Cannabis comes from any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis. It can come in various forms – ‘loose’ cannabis leaves, compressed blocks, corn cob-shaped, oil, etc.

It contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which affect one’s mood – causing euphoria, and also anxiety, disorientation or paranoia.

Cannabis can affect concentration and memory which weakens the abuser’s ability to learn.

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White, Smack, Junk, Powder, Putih, Medicine, Ubat

Heroin is a powerful and very addictive drug that comes in granular, powder or solution form. Heroin No. 4 is white in colour while Heroin No. 3 is more yellowish.

Heroin abusers feel dull and tired very easily. They cannot work properly as they are not able to concentrate.

"Chasing the Dragon", a common method of abuse used by Heroin abusers here, involves heating the Heroin powder and sniffing the fumes through a rolled note.

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'Ice', Glass, Crystal, Speed, 'Quartz', 'Ice Cream', 'Hirropon', 'Ya ba', Shabu or Syabu.

Methamphetamine in its crystallised form is known as methamphetamine hydrochloride. It usually comes in the form of a colourless and odourless crystal that resembles glass fragments or shiny blue-white "rocks" of various sizes. This explains why it is more commonly known as 'Ice' in Singapore.

Methamphetamine also comes in tablet form. In this form, it is also known as 'Crazy Horse Pill' or 'Ya ba'. Most of the 'Ya ba' tablets found in Singapore are embossed with the 'WY' logo and are green or orange in colour.

Methamphetamine is highly addictive and is a strong stimulant. It has a very strong effect on the central nervous system.

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Spice, K2, Bath Salts, Kronic, Bromo-Dragonfly, Mushroom, Synthetic Weed

New psychoactive substances (NPS) refer to substances that mimic the effects of other controlled drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine or heroin. NPS are produced by introducing slight modifications to the chemical structures of existing NPS and controlled drugs to create new variations that are not yet controlled.

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