Controlled and illegal drugs

Information about the different types of controlled and illegal drugs used in Canada. Learn about their uses, their effects, and their mental and physical health risks.

Magic mushrooms

Information about magic mushrooms, also known as shrooms. Their active ingredient is psilocybin, which makes users hallucinate. Find out about their effects and risks.


Information about ketamine, a substance that prevents the brain from receiving signals. Find out about its use as a recreational drug, and also as a date-rape drug.


Information about methamphetamine, a dangerous and powerful artificial stimulant drug. Find out how it works, and what its health risks are.


Information about ecstasy, also known as MDMA. It is a stimulant party drug often used at clubs or raves. Find out about the effects and risks of ecstasy.


Information about LSD, commonly known as acid, which causes hallucinations. Learn how LSD works, and how it affects the mental and physical health of users.

About marijuana

Information about Marijuana, made from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. It is the most widely used illegal drug among teenagers today. Learn about the drug's effects on users.

Health risks of marijuana use

Information about the health risks of using marijuana. Learn about the long-term physical and mental effects to the health of regular users of this drug.

Cocaine and crack

Information about cocaine and crack, highly addictive drugs made from the leaves of the coca bush. Learn about their effects and risks.


Information about GHB, a depressant drug sometimes prescribed for conditions such as insomnia, depression or narcolepsy. Find out about the effects of GHB.


Information about heroin, a drug made from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy. Learn about heroin's addictive effects, which can be lethal.

Bath salts

Information about bath salts, a synthetic drug that is similar to ecstasy. Learn about how it got its name, how it works, and what its effects and risks are.


Information about PCP, which combines the effects of a hallucinogen, a stimulant and a depressant. Learn about the drug's effects, and its health risks.

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