Durgs and Stuff part 2

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  1. Depressants
    drugs, such as alcohol, barbituates, and opiates, that reduce neural activity and slow bodily functions
  2. Alcohol
    • Depressant
    • Initial high followed by relaxation and disinhibition
    • Depression, memory loss, organ damage, impaired reactions
  3. Heroin
    • Depressant
    • Rush of euphoria, relief from pain
    • Depressed physiology, agonizing withdrawal
  4. Barbituates
    drugs that depress the activities of the central nervous system, reducing anxiety, but also impairing memory and judgement
  5. Opiates
    • opium and its derivatives, such as morphine and heroin
    • depress neural activity, temporarily lessening pain and anxiety
    • also causes pleasure
  6. Stimulants
    drugs that excite neural activity and speed up bodily functions
  7. Amphetamines
    drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded-up body functions and associated energy and mood changes
  8. Methamphetamine
    • Stimulant
    • Euphoria, alertness, energy
    • irritability, insomnia, hypertension, seizures
  9. Nicotine
    • Stimulant
    • Arousal and relaxation, sense of well-being
    • Heart Disease, cancer
  10. Ecstasy (MDMA)
    • Stimulant; mild hallucinogen
    • Emotional elevation, disinhibition
    • Dehydration, overheating, depressed mood, impaired cognitive and immune functioning
  11. Marijuana
    • Mild hallucinogen
    • Enhanced sensation, relief of pain, distortion of time, relaxation
    • Impaired learning and memory, increased risk of psychological disorders, lung damage from smoke
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Durgs and Stuff part 2
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