Drugs

Depressant, Hallucinogen, stimulant

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Depressants

A drug or compound that decreases the physiological activities.


Examples:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Barbiturantes

Psychological Effects

  • Decrease nervous system activity
  • Users has feelings of loneliness and or sadness
  • low inhibitions

Physiological Effects

  • Slowed reflexes
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of balance
  • High dosages cause diaphragm problems

Statistics

  • According to the American Psychiatric Association, approximately 50% of all assaults, homicides and highway deaths involve alcohol. (2002)

Warnings

  • Cause Impaired judgement and memory loss.
  • Causes prolems with organs

Laws

  • Alcohol - 21 years old to consume- 0.08 BAC to drive car.
  • Heroin- Controlled Substance- schedule I Drug- No Medical Value
  • Oxycodone- Controlled Substance - Schedule I Drug- RX Only
  • Hydrocodone- Controlled Substance - Schedule II Drug - RX Only
  • Morphine- Controlled Substance - Schedule II Drug - RX Only
  • Barbiturates- Controlled Substance



Effects of Depressants

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Hallucinogens

A psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or different sensory experiences

Examples:

  • Ecstasy
  • Cannabis
  • Ketamine
  • PCP
  • Psilocybin
  • LSD

Psychological Effects

  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Trips
  • Changes in sensory perception
Physiological Effects
  • Vomiting
  • Panic Attacks
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Increase body temp
  • Impaired coordination
Statistics
  • In 2008 7.8 % of high school seniors had used hallucinogens other than LSD.
  • In 2007, more than 22.7 million persons aged 12 or older reported they had used LSD in their lifetime.

Warnings

  • Can cause bad trips
  • Can cause coma
  • Serious
  • Illegal to possess in USA
Laws
  • Illegal to possess, sell or buy in the USA







Optical Illusion Hallucinogenic Effects

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Drug bust - Over 20 pounds of marijuana

Stimulant

A substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.



Examples:

  • Nicotine
  • Caffeine
  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • ADHD Drugs
Psychological Effects
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Hostility
  • Panic aggression
Physiological Effects
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Excessive
  • Sweating
  • Chest pain

Statistics

  • 8 out of the 13 school shooters in the US were taking antidepressants or stimulants at the time of the crime
Warnings
  • Cause sudden death, heart problems, depression, anxiety ext..

Laws

  • Nicotine- legal in tabacco products (age 18 to buy) Also in pure form that is reguated by FDA
  • Caffeine- legal- low regulations
  • Amphetamine/ Methamphetamine-Illeagle with out RX- Schedule II Drug
  • Cocaine-Illeagle- Schedule II Drug
  • ADHD Drugs- RX Only



Types of Stimulants That Are Abused

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