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Drug Definitions

Types of Drugs

Stimulants Impacts the central nervous systemncrease alertness, heart rate, blood pressure , breathing and glucose level Example: Adderall, Ritalin, Synthetic Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Caffeine
Depressants Impacts CNS but slowing down. Calms you down Example: Rohypnol, Barbiturates, Xanax, Valium, Benziodiazephines
Hallucinogens shifts emotions and perceptions of things that arent really there Example: LSD, Psilocybin, Salvia, Peyote
Dissociatives Distorts the user's perception of reality Example: Ketamine, DXM, PCP
Opiods Powerful pain killers that produce a sense of euphoria Example: Heroin, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, Opium, Vicodin
Inhalants causes brief feelings of euphoria Example: Markers, paint
Cannabis Recognized as marijuana, Schedule 1 (highly addictive) that produces depressant-like effects



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