Wayback provides information on several different drugs types and their effects.

Benzodiazepines (Benzo’s)

Benzodiazepines, also known as “minor tranquillisers”, are prescribed by doctors to relieve stress and anxiety and to help people sleep. Some people use benzodiazepines illegally, to become intoxicated.


Ecstasy is a street term for a range of drugs that are similar in structure to  amphetamines and (in high doses) hallucinogens


Heroin is part of the opiate family of drugs and is classified as a depressant drug (a drug that slows down the activity of the central nervous system).


Cocaine belongs to a group of drugs known as “stimulants”. Stimulants speed up the messages going between the body and the brain.


Methamphetamine, also known as Ice and is a stimulant drug that speeds up the messages to and from the brain. It is highly addictive and potent.


Cannabis is a drug that comes from Indian hemp plants and is a depressant drug. It is also known as “Grass”, “pot”, “hash” and “weed”,


Alcohol is a depressant drug—not a stimulant as many people think. Alcohol slows down activity in the central nervous system.