By: Tori Walter and Kate Kroh
Altered States of Conciousness
Stimulants-stimulants excite neural activity and speed up the users body.
Depressants- A drug that when consumed reduces the users neural activity and slows down the bodies processes.
Opiates-A type of depressant that temporarily lessens the users pain and anxiety
Psychedelic drugs-Psychoactive drug whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception.
Tolerance- when the continued use of a drug results in the drug becoming less effective.
Withdrawal- upon stopping the use of a drug users may experience negative physical effects.
Addiction- A craving for a chemical substance despite its adverse consequences.
Dependence- when the absence of a drug may lead to a physical pain, intense cravings and negative emotions.