capable of influencing perception, mood, cognition, behavior
Stimulants, depressants, opiates, psychedelic drugs
Depressants: drugs that slow down activity in the CNS
Opiates: Drugs that relieve pain and commonly produce euphoria
Psychedelic Drugs: consciousness- altering drugs that produce hallucinations, change thought processes, or disrupt the normal perception of time and space.
Withdrawal: physical and psychological symptoms that occur when someone addicted to a drug stops taking it
addiction: inability to function normally without drugs
dependence: the state of relying on or being controlled by a substance
3 more facts...
2. The United States represents 5% of the world's population and 75% of prescription drugs taken.
3. 6.5% of high school seniors smoke pot daily.