Psychoactive Drugs

capable of influencing perception, mood, cognition, behavior

Stimulants, depressants, opiates, psychedelic drugs

Stimulants: drugs that speed up activity in the CNS

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.


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Psychedelic Drugs

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Tolerance: increased resistance to a drug's effects accompanying constant use

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


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3 more facts...

1. More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.

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.