The five different types of drugs
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Examples: Stimulants, sometimes called “uppers,” temporarily increase alertness and energy. The most commonly used street drugs that fall into this category are cocaine and amphetamines. Prescription stimulants come in tablets or capsules.
Examples: Sometimes called “downers,” these drugs come in multicolored tablets and capsules or in liquid form.
Example: allucinogens are mind-altering drugs that are commonly known as psychedelics. Learn more about hallucinogens, the most common types and the various affects they have on people.
- Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly.