Unit 3 Drug Infographic
Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Nicotine
A drug is a non-food that alters the way your mind and body works. That includes medicine. But, some drugs are bad even if you don't use it wrong. Here are four examples and information on each one.
Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca plant. It is a stimulant. It is illegal. The biggest cocaine producer is Peru.
Nicotine is the main chemical in tobacco. It is a stimulant. Nicotine is legal. 42% of all americans have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.
Heroin comes from the Opium Poppy. It is a depressant. It is illegal. 669,000 americans are addicted to heroin.
Marijuana comes from the Cannabis Plant. It is a Hallucinogen. Marijuana is illegal in most states. 8% of states have legal Marijuana.