Psychoactive Drugs

A pamphlet on the substances that change brain function

Stimulants

Induce temporary improvements to mental or physical attributes. Known as uppers. One example is caffeine, another is cocaine.

Depressants

Known as downers, depressants lower neurotransmitter levels which is to reduce arousal or stimulation.

Opiates

Opiates relieve pain and often cause euphoria.
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Psychedelic Drugs

Their primary action is to alter the thought processes of the brain.
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Tolerance

increased resistance to a drug's effects accompanying continued use.

Withdrawal

The act of taking something away.

Addiction

The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

Dependence

The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.