5 Types Of Drugs

Learn about drugs

Stimulants

Stimulants are bad by hampering their reasoning and increasing impulsive and compulsive behaviors.

Caffeine is an example of a stimulant

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Depressant

When people struggle with pain, anxiety or insomnia, they might be willing to take any drug that manages their symptoms. If people don’t use prescription medications, they might try self-medicating their pain with other substances, like alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs. If people have prescriptions for one or more depressants, they might consider combining two or more drugs to intensify their effects. However, the problem with combining multiple depressants is that doing so can be extremely dangerous, as it could cause serious harm to the user’s body. It also significantly increases a user’s chances of overdosing on the medications.

Zyprexa is an example

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Inhalant

Inhalant use can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, brain, liver, bone marrow and other organs.

Gasoline is a type of inhalant