is any unnecessary or improper use of chemical substances for non medical purposes.
chemical substances that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture.
illicit drug use
the use or sale any substance that is illegal or otherwise not permitted.
a strong sometimes fatal reaction to taking a large amount of a drug.
a physiological or physiological dependence on a drug.
or something that can take you away from yourself, likely to have a damaging effect.
is a plant whose leaves, buds, and flowers are usually smoked for their intoxicating effects, also considered a gateway drug.
an irrational suspiciousness or distrust of others.
substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give effect.
are synthetic substances similar to male sex hormones, can cause weight gain, acne, high blood pressure, and liver and kidney tumors.
chemicals that affect the central nervous system and alter activity in the brain.
synthetic drugs that are made to imitate effects of other drugs.
are drugs that alter hearing smell, and touch.
a feeling of intense well-being or elation.
These are drugs that tend to slow the central nervouse system.
are drugs that speed up the central nervous system.
are drugs such as those derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by prescription and are used to relieve pain.
drug-free school zones
areas within 1,00 to 1,500 feet of schools and designated by signs, within which people caught selling drugs receive especially severe penalties, have been established.
are organized community efforts by neighborhood residents to patrol, monitor, report and otherwise try to stop drug deals and drug abuse.
is the process of medical and psychological or psychological dependence on a drug or alcohol.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
an agency of the US Government, with headquarters and main laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC conducts research into the origin and occurrence of diseases and develops methods for their control and prevention.
refers not only to the lifestyles of people who abuse drugs and the modes of dress and behavior common to abusers of different types of drugs, but also refers to the degree to which drugs have invaded so many aspects of our society and have influenced our culture in fundamental ways.
related to both the heart and the blood vessels.
a strong desire for something
a condition of having delusions-false beliefs about oneself or the situation one is in, hallucinations-things that one imagines they can see or hear but are not really there, incoherence- speaking in a way that cannot be understood, and distorted perceptions of reality.
a drug which when used may lead to the use of more addictive substances
having a temporary false feeling of happiness, with reduced physical and mental control, by use of alcohol or a drug.
added a small amount of a drug or alcohol to something.
the natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug.