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Stages of Addiction

These are the stages of addiction!

Narcotics Drugs that get rid of pain and dull the senses.
Stimulants Substances that speed up the body's functions.
Depressants Substances that slow down the body's functions and reactions, including heart and breathing rates.
Cannabis Mood- Altering drugs can be smoked and gridded into food.
Hallucinogens Distort moods, thoughts and senses.
Inhalants The vapors of chemicals that are sniffed or inhaled to get a "high".
Club Drugs Illegal drugs that are found mostly in night clubs or at all- night dance parties (raves).
Drug A substance other than food that changes the structure of the body or mind.
Over-The-Counter Medicines found on the shelves of local pharmacy or grocery stores.
Drug Misuse Taking or using medicines in a way that is not intended.
Drug Abuse Intentionally using drugs in a way that is unhealthy or illegal.
Tolerance The body's need for larger and larger amounts of a drug to produce the same effect.
Overdose Taking more of a drug than the body can tolerate.
Amphetamines Strong stimulants that speed up the nervous system.
Drug Possession When a person has or keeps illegal drugs.
Alternative Another way of thinking or acting.
Assertive Willing to stand up for yourself in a firm but positive way.
Created by: koda13