Categories of Drugs

Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens

Depressants- Slow down the nervous system and brain activity.

Types:
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • GBH
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazephine
  • PCP

Psychological Effects:
  • Impaired Motor Coordination
  • Impaired Judgement

Physiological Effects:
  • Depression
  • Tolerance
  • Sedation
  • Dependence

Legal Depressants:
  • Alcohol (21+)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazephine (Prescribed)



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Stimulants- Increase activity in the brain.

Types:
  • Bath Salts
  • Caffeine
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Nicotine
  • PCP
  • Amphetamines


Psychological Effects:

  • Feeling physically awake
  • Feeling mentally awake
  • Increased alertness
  • Hostility


Physiological Effects:

  • Muscle tremors
  • Shaking
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate


Legal Stimulants:


  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Amphetamines



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Hallucinogens- Drugs that cause hallucinations.

Types:
  • Mushrooms
  • LSD
  • Marijuana
  • PCP


Psychological Effects:


  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations



Physiological Effects:

  • Elevated heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils

Statistics:
  • LSD causes about 5,000 emergency room visits each year.
  • 45.2% of 12th graders have smoked marijuana in their lifetime.
  • Ages 18-25, 52.2% of people have smokes marijuana.


Legal Hallucinogens:
  • Marijuana (In some states)


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