Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Drug and Alcohol Information The following are some of the substances most commonly abused by young people. Alcohol – Underage drinking is widespread. Alcohol affects brain development, and there is a danger of alcohol poisoning. Cocaine and Crack Cocaine (smokeable cocaine) These stimulants speed up all body processes. Cocaine is addictive and can be snorted or injected. Ecstasy/Molly – A popular“club drug,” this stimulant produces psychedelic effects for several hours. Heroin – The use of heroin is on the rise among teens. It is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, very potent, and highly addictive. Inhalants – Aerosol cans, gasoline, freon, and paint are all used as inhalants, often by preteens. Inhaling the fumes from these substances is called“huffing.” Marijuana – It can be rolled into a“joint,”smoked in a pipe, or smoked from a tube (bong). It can also be consumed in food products (edibles). Marijuana is the illegal drug most often used by teens. Prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Prescription drugs and OTC drugs (cough syrup, cold pills, etc.) are often the“drugs of choice”because they can easily be obtained from homes and stores. Tobacco – Tobacco is considered a“gateway drug.” Teens who smoke are more likely to use other drugs.