Educating yourself on various drugs and their paraphernalia is a key way to prevent drug use in your household. Would you be able to recognize drug paraphernalia when you see it? And which common household items could be connected to drugs? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.
Users of this drug use a pacifier after taking it:
Cocaine, heroin MDMA and meth
Users of ecstasy or MDMA (also known as Molly) use pacifiers to keep them from grinding their teeth down when they are high.
Where do many young people buy drug paraphernalia?
Over the internet
internet, gas stations and tobacco shops
They can also purchase various paraphernalia items – like bongs, rolling papers and pipes – from gift and novelty shops and convenience stores.
A burnt spoon could indicate the use of which drug?
Both crack cocaine and heroin
Spoons are heated to dissolve heroin for injection purposes. Drug users will heat crack cocaine to smoke.
Glass pipes are usually used to smoke:
Crystal meth, ecstasy and fentanyl
In addition to being snorted, injected or taken in pill form, drug users also smoke crystal meth using a glass pipe. Glass pipes are also used to smoke PCP, crack cocaine and opium.
All of the drugs below can commonly be used with a bong EXCEPT:
Spice/K2, Synthetic Marijuana
Heroin is usually injected, smoked (with a pipe) or sniffed/snorted.
Glow sticks are used to enhance the senses while high on this drug:
While high on MDMA (or "molly"), users often experience dilated pupils and a greater sensitivity to light. So, in a darkened room, glowsticks can enhance the senses when a user is high.
In addition to pill form, users of oxycodone also commonly take the drug by:
Adding to absorbent paper such as blotter paper
Soaking into a rag and inhaling
Inhaling vapors by heating tablet on foil
In addition, oxycodone is usually swallowed in pill form or crushed and sniffed.
Straws, rolled bills and other rolled paper are commonly used to snort cocaine. Users also use these items to snort:
Meth users also smoke, inject and swallow the drug.
Flakka (alpha-PVP) can be smoked with an electronic cigarette (e cig).
In addition, the drug may be eaten, snorted or injected.
Heroin, methamphetamine and LSD are commonly injected by users:
The teen years are often a time to explore and learn more about themselves as they approach adulthood. Often, this involves experimenting and testing their boundaries. The desire to do something new or risky is a normal part of teen development.