Definition of the Term "Drug Use"

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The term "drug use" as used in this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) encompasses the following categories of drugs:

  • Cannabis (marijuana, hashish)
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens (e.g., LSD, mescaline)
  • Inhalants (e.g., gasoline, glue)
  • Alcohol
  • Opioids (e.g., heroin, pentazocine [Talwin], codeine)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics (e.g., barbiturates, benzodiazepines)
  • Stimulants (e.g., amphetamines)

Tobacco, considered to be a drug, is excluded from this discussion because it is only marginally relevant to the topic of this TIP.