Seven Primary Types of Drugs Prohibited to Carry in Canada

Seven Primary Types of Drugs Prohibited to Carry in Canada

Dec 27, 2021, 3:55:39 PM News

People suffering from drug addiction need support and necessary treatment to return to a normal life. That's why the Moose Jaw drug trafficking lawyer is always beside these unfortunate people to give them a chance to recover.

However, in order to help an addicted individual, it's important to know exactly what type of substance they have used. This article will explain the seven primary types of drugs elaborately. So, let's have a look.

List of Seven Primary Types of Drugs That Are Illegal to Carry Without Prescription

Drugs can be classified based on specific properties and certain effects. And that's how these seven categories are made.

Now I'm going to talk about them one by one.


The original purpose of this drug is to dull or relieve extreme pain. It influences the brain to produce more chemical neurotransmitters, which causes euphoria and changes the user's mood. This is one of the most commonly abused drugs taken through inhalers, oral, injections or even patches.

Examples of opioids/opiates-

  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Demerol
  • Darvon
  • Methadone
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin


Stimulants take control of the central nervous system that controls several body functions. These drugs create a sudden change in the body like increased energy levels, feelings of alertness, concentration levels, breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.

Typically they are consumed orally. But many people also convert them into powder and inject or snort it to intensify the effect.

Examples of stimulants-

  • Cocaine
  • Adderall
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy
  • Ritalin


Depressants slow down the operation of the brain by stimulating the central nervous system. The drugs can create an addictive feeling of relaxation and calmness. Because of the sedative effects, some people even call it downers.

These drugs are often prescribed as a sleeping aid by doctors. They are also mainly consumed orally. Some examples of depressants are-

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Anti-anxiety tranquilizers (Valium, Librium, Xanax, Prozac, and Thorazine)
  • GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate)
  • Rohypnol
  • Antidepressants (Zoloft, Paxil, etc.)


You know, our amazing brain can collect the signals from our surroundings and form links to understand what really happens around us. Connecting glutamate and receptor can process feelings like pain, emotion, and others.

Dissociatives ruin this important function of the brain that creates hallucinations, dull the perception of pain, as well as lower the awareness of the situation.

After taking dissociatives, people can't differentiate imagination from reality, which provokes them to behave rationally and ultimately fall into a dangerous situation.

Note that this type of drug is often taken as an inhalant.

Examples of dissociatives are-

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Ketamine
  • Chloroform


Hallucinogens are dangerous drugs that cause intense feelings of any kind of emotions. It can be pleasure, fear, panic, anxiety or anything. Sometimes the emotion is so severe that a person might attempt suicide for a simple issue.

These drugs change the perception of a person. They create an auditory and visual disturbance that makes a person think all the things happening are real and not in his head. 

Examples of hallucinogens are-

  • LSD
  • DMT
  • Psilocybin or mushrooms
  • Peyote

Anabolic Steroids

These drugs are intended to build muscle and improve strength and physical performance. They stimulate the brain and boost up the production of testosterone.

Anabolic steroids and stimulants are similar, but the main difference is that steroids really create a physical difference.

A few examples of anabolic steroids are-

  • Anadrol
  • Oxandrin
  • Stanozolol
  • Durabolin


A typical object that we use regularly can turn into an inhalant drug when inhaled deeply. These products can make intoxicating gas or fumes that give you a euphoric experience. However, the effect of these drugs remains for a very short time. And it is also comparatively less dangerous.

Examples of anabolic steroids are-

  • Markers, paint, glue and gas with a very addictive smell
  • Canned air dusters
  • Whipped cream canisters
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Room deodorizers

Well, that's all about the drug categories. You should avoid all of them even if it is less dangerous.

Final Words

Now you know all the basic information about the seven primary types of drugs. Knowing these are very crucial to start rehabilitation treatment.

So, if you or your close one is addicted to these harmful things, you have already taken your first steps. Now, just contact a medical advisor and let them help you.

Wish you a beautiful and healthy life ahead.

Published by Rechard Jons

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