Confused about drugs? It’s no wonder!

Dozens of different substances are used as drugs, many are similar-looking powders or pills and most go by several different names.

Find out here what different drugs look like, their names and nicknames, how they’re taken, immediate effects, the risks they pose to health and wellbeing and their legal classification.

To help you find them, drugs are listed by both their chemical names and their street names.

Use the search box to get started or, to browse the list of drugs, click the A-Z.