Drug List – Learn about drugs we test for

Here you can learn about some of the drug we test for, how they effect people and their legal status.

Alprazolam

Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. Learn more


Amphetamine

Amphetamines are synthetic stimulants. Their current medical use is limited, with only Dexedrine (dexamphetamine sulphate) currently available for use in the treatment of narcolepsy. Learn more


Cannabis

Cannabis is a naturally occurring drug made from parts of the cannabis plant. It is smoked or eaten and gives a euphoric feeling. Learn more


Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure. Learn more


Codeine

Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Codeine is used to treat mild to moderately severe pain. Learn more


Diazepam

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Learn more


Dihydrocodeine

Dihydrocodeine is used to control moderate types of pain. It works by binding to certain receptors (called opioid receptors) in your brain, which reduces the pain that you feel. It is normally found in pill form. Learn more


Ecstasy (MDMA)

MDMA (Ecstasy) is an illegal synthetic drug, which acts as a hallucinogen and stimulant. It was originally developed as a diet aid, but was also used experimentally during counseling. Learn more


GHB

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant drug that slows down the messages travelling between the brain and body. Learn more


Heroin

Heroin is a drug made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium poppy and is a very strong painkiller. Learn more


Ketamine

Ketamine, categorized as a “dissociative anesthetic,” is used in powdered or liquid form as an anesthetic, usually on animals. It can be injected, consumed in drinks, snorted, or added to joints or cigarettes. Learn more


Mephedrone

Mephedrone is a stimulant drug belonging to the chemical family of the ‘cathinones’ group of drugs. Cathinones are a group of drugs related to amphetamine compounds like speed and ecstasy. Learn more


Methadone

Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs and is only available from certified pharmacies. Learn more


Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug that people take by snorting it (inhaling through the nose), smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Learn more


Morphine

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting morphine is taken as needed for pain. Learn more


Steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones which can boost the body’s ability to produce muscle and prevent muscle breakdown. Learn more


Temazepam

Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones which can boost the body’s ability to produce muscle and prevent muscle breakdown. Learn more


Tramadol

Tramadol is a type of strong opioid. It works on your nervous system and brain to reduce the way you feel pain. Learn more


Zolpidem & Zopiclone

zolpidemZolpidem and Zopiclone are used for a short period of time to help sleeping difficulties. It reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and increases the length of time spent sleeping. Learn more

More Information & Support

If you or a loved one has a drug problem or even if you believe that they have drug related issues there is independent, fully confidential help available. We have compiled a list of organisations that can help you with information and support. Learn More