A drug can be described as any substance which, when taken into the body changes the way the body or mind functions. Recreational drug users commonly target psychoactive substances that alter mood and perception within the brain.
Psychoactive substances can be divided into two categories, Legal and Illegal psychoactive substances. Legal psychoactive substances are those with accepted uses in medicine and psychiatry they also include the social drugs of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Illegal psychoactive substances are drugs like cocaine, ecstasy and Crystal Meth. Abused psychoactive substances are commonly referred to as “Street Drugs”.
Some of the least commonly to most commonly used street drugs that have been encountered by officers on Winnipeg’s streets are:
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Note: The spelling of Marihuana is from the Criminal Code of Canada
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