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Illegal Drugs

TermDefinition
Substance Abuse Any unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for nonmedical purposes.
Illegal Drugs Street Drugs
Synthetic Drugs Chemical produced artificially in a laboratory
Illicit Drug Use The use of sale of any substances that are illegally or otherwise not permitted.
Gateway Drugs Drugs that often lead to other serious and dangerous drug use.
Overdose A strong or even fatal reaction to taking a large amount of the the drug.
Psychoactive Drugs Chemicals that affect the central nervous system and interfere with the normal functioning of the brain.
Stimulants Drugs that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs.
Paranoia Irrational suspiciousness or distrust of others.
Euphoria A temporary feeling of intense well-being or elation that may be followed by a complete crash or letdown.
Depressants Drugs that tend to slow down the central nervous system.
Narcotics Drugs derived from the opium plant which have a sedative effect.
Hallucinogens Drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions, including vision, hearing smell, and touch.
Marijuana Cannabis that is smoked, eaten, or drunk for intoxicating effects.
Hashish The dark brown resin collected from the tops of the cannabis plant.
Inhalants Substances with breathable fumes that are sniffed and inhaled to give a hallucinogenic or mind-altering high.
Designer Drugs Synthetic substances meant to imitate the effects of narcotics and hallucinogens.
Look-alike drugs Drugs made so as to physically resemble specific illegal drugs.
Therapeutic communities Residential treatment centers.
Drug-Free School Zone Areas within 1,000 feet of schools and designated by signs, within which people caught selling drugs receive especially tough penalties.
Drug watches Organized community efforts by neighborhood residents to patrol, monitor, report, and otherwise help try to stop drug deals and drug use.
Created by: khertzog