Life of Becka

Confessions of a Dreamer

Commonly Abused Drugs – DEPRESSANTS

Depressants Name Examples ofCommercial& Street Names DEA Schedule How Administered* Barbiturates Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital; barbs, reds, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellows, yellow jackets II, III, V ? injected, swallowed Benzodiazepines Ativan, … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

Commonly Abused Drugs – Stimulants

Stimulants Name Examples ofCommercial& Street Names DEA Schedule How Administered* Amphetamines Biphetamine, Dexedrine, Adderall; bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers II ? injected, swallowed, smoked, snorted Methylphenidate … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

Commonly Abused Drugs – OPIODS

Opioids and Morphine Derivatives** Name Examples ofCommercial& Street Names DEA Schedule How Administered* Codeine Empirin with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine, Robitussin A-C, Tylenol with Codeine; Captain Cody, Cody, schoolboy; (with glutethimide: … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

Opiods, Stimulants and CNS Depressants

All information taken from the drugabuse.gov website OPIODS What are opioids?  Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those … Continue reading

May 22, 2012

To My Brother

My brother Ruben died on Sept. 21 in his sleep at the age of 31. I have been struggling the last few weeks on how to process and deal with his death. Like me he too had an issue with prescription medications, his choices where pain killers (downers) while mine where speed (uppers).

October 13, 2009