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Drugs and Young People

In this section you will find information relating to drug use specifically drug information, overdose awareness and names used within Dumfries and Galloway.

What ISSU18 Do

In regards to drug misuse ISSU18 see people whom misuse drugs themselves and/or their parents or other family members do. We can offer a range of interventions for drug misuse, some of which are:

  • Brief Interventions
  • Relapse prevention
  • Community/inpatient detox
  • Drug and legal high education (age appropriate for client)
  • Drug and legal high diaries to track consumption/reduction
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Decision making processes (SID’s)
  • Utilise the cycle of change model

At ISSU18 we do not set a limit to the number of sessions you will need and take this in to consideration once you have undergone our initial assessment. At the ISSU18 we work from a Bio-psyosocial model which means we take in to consideration the biology of the substance you are using, the psychological implications and social circumstances, thus giving consideration to many aspects of your life not only substance misuse.

Common names for drugs

Cannabis Resin: Hash, Weed, Solid, Council. Ganja, Puff, Pot, Dope, Wacky Backy, Homegrown.
Herbal Cannabis: Skunk, Green.

Cannabis Cigarette: Joint, Spliff, Dubbe.
Inhaling Cannabis from a water bottle: Lung, Bong.

Amphetamine: Speed, Phet, Base, Whizz, Billy Whizz, Billy, Free Base, Uppers, Fast Stuff, Sweeties.
Swallowing Anpht in a cigarette paper: A bomb.

Cocaine: Ching, Charlie, Coke, Blow, Snow, Toot, Sniff, Ice, Powder, Snow.

Benzodiazepines: Vallies, Blues, Yellies, (referred to by their colour), Jellies (referres to Temazepam), Moggies, Downers, Roofies.

Ecstasy: Eckies, e’s, referred to by their stamp i.e. Mitizi’s, Doves, E=MC2, Disco Biscuits, MDMA, Vowels, Pills, Scooby Snacks, Sweeties.

Heroin: Smack, Brown, H, Junk, Jag, Skag, Gear.
Smoking Heroin: Chasing the dragon.
Effect of Heroin: Dunt, Hit, Gouching.

Mephedrone: Mcat, Meow Meow, Moonshine, Ivory Wave, Bubble, Drone.

Alcohol: Bevy, Bev, Drink.
Effects of Alcohol: Blitzed, Wasted, Smashed, Steamin, Hammered, Gassed, Mortal, Slaughtered, Wrecked.

Magic Mushrooms: Mushies, Shrooms, Liberty.

Solvents: Solve, Gas, Glue, Arosols, Thinners.
Inhaling Solvents: Buzzing Gas.
Sniffing Glue: Bagging

LSD: Tabs, Acid, Trips, Blotters, Dots.

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