The most commonly used drugs on any campus after alcohol are marijuana and nicotine. Other street drugs used are hallucinogens (LSD), barbiturates (downers), amphetamines (uppers), inhalants, morphine and cocaine. Drugs on the rise on campuses are “club drugs” known as MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, methamphetamine, LSD and prescription narcotics.

Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles written by NIDA researchers and scientists.