Drugs & Their Effects

Created by: Weston Paplham

  • Depressants are relaxants, that relieve inhibitions and that also impair memory and judgment
  • Alcohol, morphine, herioin and other tranquilizers are drugs that are considered depressants
  • Depressants can cause confusion, your brain to function slower and addiction.
  • Depressants, such as tranquillizers and alcohol, are advertised on the television, and are also pushed by society, causing peer pressure and the act in taking these drugs.
  • As of 2007, 6% of teens admitted to using depressants, and has been growing at of 2% per year.
  • The more you use these drugs the more prone you are to addiction. These drugs can cause major short term and long term effects including death.
  • Alcohol is legal to drink under regulation once you turn 21. Morphine and other tranquillizers can be taken with a doctors prescription, but herioin is illegal to take at any time.


  • Cause hallucinations, sensory distortions and occasionally panic.
  • Mushrooms, LSD, and Marijuana are forms of hallucinogens.
  • Hallucinogens cause rapid heart beat, hallucinations, flashbacks and deep depression.
  • In society hallucinogens are produced and sold illegally to people.
  • 6.9% of people 12 and over admitted to using marijuana in the last month
  • Hallucinogens normal do not cause death, but people may cause harm to themselves and others while hallucinating while under the influence of the drug. Also your body creates a tolerance to the drug so it requires more and more doses of the drug to get under the effects of the hallucinogens.
  • It is illegal to have possession or be under the effects of any hallucinogens.
  • Stimulants increase energy and alertness.
  • Caffeine, meth, coke, and nicotine are examples of stimulants.
  • Stimulants can cause addictions, and when not taken can cause withdrawal effects. Such as headaches and irritability. They can also cause irregular heartbeat and exhaustion.
  • Caffeine and nicotine are used in many everyday foods and drinks such as coffee and cigarets. It is also advertised and attempts to persuade people to drink coffee and smoke to indirectly become addicted to their products.
  • Nearly 6 million teens smoke regularly, even though they are aware of the health risks that come with it.
  • Stimulants leave you very susceptible to addiction which will lead to withdrawal effects, and even death if you would over dose.
  • Caffeine and nicotine are legal to sell and consume, but having possession of or being under the influence of coke and meth is illegal.