Chapter 9

Substance Use Disorders

Set F

Hair Sample Analysis

A method of collecting data about previous drug use by analysing the small amounts of the drug that accumulate in the hair.

Hashish

The most powerful of the cannabis group of drugs.

Hallucinogens

Psychoactive drugs which affect the user’s perceptions. They may either sharpen the individual’s sensory abilities or create sensory illusions or hallucinations.

Korsakoff's Syndrome

A syndrome involving dementia and memory disorders which is caused by long-term alcohol abuse and dependency.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

A hallucinogenic drug which produces physical effects including dilated pupils, raised body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors.

Free-Basing

The inhalation of cocaine by smoking.

Hazardous Drinkers

Individuals who have 5 or more standard drinks (males) or 3 or more standard drinks (females) on a typical drinking day.

Heroin

A highly addictive drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic.