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A substance that causes physiological or sychological dependence Addictive Drug
The addictive drug found in tobacco leaves Nicotine
Drug that increases the action of the Central Nervous System, heart, and other organs Stimulant
Cancer-causing substance Carcinogen
Thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns Tar
Colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas Carbon Monoxide
Tobacco that is sniffed through the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed Smokeless tobacco
Thickened, white, leathery-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can develope into oral cancer Leukkoplakia
Process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used Nicotine Withdrawal
A product that delivers small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit Nicotine Sustitute
Air that has been contaminated by tobacco smoke Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
Smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker Mainstream Smoke
Smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar Sidestream Smoke
The type of alcohol in alcoholic beverages Ethanol
The chemical action of yeast on sugars Fermentation
Drug that slows the Central Nervous System Depressant
State in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the person's physical and mental control is significantly reduced Intoxication
Excessive use of alcohol Alcohol Abuse
Process by which the body breaks down substances Metabolism
The amount of alcohol in a person's blood, expressed as a percentage Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
Drinking 5 or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting Binge Drinking
A severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose Alcohol Poisoning
A group of alcohol-related birth defects that include physical and mental problems Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
A disease in which a person has a physical or psychological dependence on drinks that contain alcohol Alcoholism
An addict who is dependent on alcohol Alcoholic
A process in which the body adjusts to functioning without alcohol Detoxification
Process of learning to live an alcohol-free life Recovery
Living without alcohol Sobriety
Drugs used to treat or prevent disease or other conditions Medicines
Substances other than food that change the structure or function of the body or mind Drugs
A preparation introduced into the body to stimulate an immune response Vaccine
Pain relievers Analgesics
Reactions to medicine other than the one intended Side Effects
Medicines work together in a positive way Additive Interaction
Interaction of 2 or more medicines that results in a greater effect than when the medicines are taken alone Synergistic Effect
The effect of one medicine is canceled or reduced when taken with another medicine Antagonistic Interaction
Any unneccessary or improper use of chemical substances for nonmedical purposes Sustance Abuse
Chemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy, or sell Illegal Drugs
Use or sale of any substance that is illegal or otherwise not permitted Illicit Drug Use
A strong, sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug Overdose
Condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or to functions normally Psychological Dependence
A condition in which the user has a chemical need for the drug Physiological Dependence
Physiological or psychological dependence on a drug Addition
A plant whose leaves, buds, and flowers are smoked for their intoxicating effects Marijuana
An irrational suspiciousness or distrust of others paranoia
Substances whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to achieve a mind-altering effect Inhalants
Synthetic substances that are similar to the male sex hormone testosterone Anabolic-Androgenic Steriods
Chemicals that affect the central nervous system and alter activity in the brain Psychoactive Drugs
Drugs that speed up the central nervous system Stimulants
A feeling of intense well-being or elation Euphoria
Drugs that tend to slow down the central nervous system Depressants
Specific drugs derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by perscription and are used to relieve pain Narcotics
Drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions including vision, hearing, smell, and touch Hallucinogens
Synthetic substances meant to imitate the effects of hallucinogens and other dangerous drugs Designer Drugs
Areas within 1000 feet of schools and designated by signs, within which people caught selling drugs receive especially severe penalties Drug-Free School Zones
Organized community efforts by neighborhood residents to patrol, monitor, report, and otherwise try to stop drug deals and drug abuse Drug Watches
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