Drugs

psychoactive drugs

Psychoactive Drugs

  • Psychoactive Drugs or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
  • Stimulants a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.
  • Depressants an influence that depresses economic or other activity.
  • Opiates a drug with morphinelike effects, derived from opium.
  • Psychoactive Drugs or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
  • Tolerance the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
  • Withdrawal the process of ceasing to take an addictive drug.
  • Addiction the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
  • Dependence addiction to drink or drugs.