Drug categories

  1. Alcohol = alcohol involvement, with or without other drugs/substances.
  2. Amphetamines (Any) = all amphetamines (e.g. amphetamine, methamphetamine).
  3. Amphetamines (Crystal) = crystal meth or ice. This category is a subset of Amphetamines (Any).
  4. Analgesics = pain relief medications, such as aspirin or paracetamol, and other non-opioid analgesics.
  5. Antidepressants = antidepressant, such as citalopram or sertraline.
  6. Benzodiazepines = benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam or diazepam (may include drugs that act like benzodiazepines, such as zolpidem).
  7. Cannabis = cannabis or hashish.
  8. GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate) = GHB
  9. Hallucinogens = hallucinogen, including LSD or mushrooms.
  10. Heroin = any heroin.
  11. Illicit Drugs (Any): indicates case where any illicit drug was primarily involved in the event, including heroin, opioids, amphetamines, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, or other illicit drugs not explicitly mentioned.
  12. Inhalants = any volatile substance, inhalant or solvent, such as chrome or petrol.
  13. Opioids = opioid, including opioid analgesics such as morphine or oxycodone.
  14. Other Sedatives = a sedative (excluding opioids and benzodiazepines) was involved in the event, such as barbiturates, anesthetics or ketamine.
  15. Other Stimulants = stimulants, including cocaine or ecstasy.
  16. Pharmaceutical Drugs (Any): indicates case where a prescription drug was primarily involved in the event, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, analgesics, sedatives, pharmacotherapy, steroids or another medication (prescribed or non-prescribed) not explicitly mentioned.
  17. Pharmacotherapy = synthetic opioids, such as those used in opioid replacement therapy, including methadone and buprenorphine.

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