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Mme Collins, Health-Illegal Drugs

Physiological dependence a chemical need for a medicine or drug
Psychological dependence state of believing that one needs a medicine or drug to feel good or to provide some escape to reality
Addiction a physiological or psychological dependence on a substance or an activity
Psychoactive drugs drugs that affect the central nervous system and alter normal functioning of the brain, resulting in mental or behavioral changes. (includes stimulants, depressants, narcotics and hallucinogens)
Stimulants drugs that speed up the central nervous system and cause increased heart and respiratory rates, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, and decreased appetite
Amphetamines stimulants that speed up the heart and breathing and cause anxiety, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite (ex. methamphetamine a.k.a. crank, speed, ice)
Cocaine a white powder made from the coca bush: an illegal rapid-acting stimulant that causes increased heart rate, blood pressure and respiration (crack is smoke-able cocaine)
Depressants sedatives:drugs that tend to slow down the central nervous system causing relaxed muscles, reduced blood pressure and often sleep
Narcotics drugs made from the opium poppy flower and medicines used to relieve pain and induce sleep
Hallucinogens psychedelics: drugs that alter mood, thought, and the senses
Marijuana Cannabis: a hemp plant containing THC that is smoked, eaten, or drunk for intoxicating effects
Hashish dark brown resin collected from the tops of the Cannabis plant:contains more THC than marijuana
Inhalants substances with fumes that are sniffed and inhaled to give a hallucinogenic high: most depress the central nervous system with effects similar to alcohol
Designer drugs drugs made from synthetic substances by street chemists
Look-alike drugs drugs made from legal substances to look like illegal drugs
Anabolic steroids synthetic derivatives of the hormone testosterone used to build muscle and enhance performance
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