A chemical substance that is taken to change a person's mood or behavior.
Legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness or disease.
over the counter
Drugs/Medicines that are legally sold in pharmacies and other stroers without a prescription. Example: Tylenol.
A drug that can only be obtained with a written order from a doctor.
Using a drug as it is intended.
A chemical substance that people of any age cannot lawfully manufacture, possess, buy or sell.
Improper use of medications. Example: Taking more than the prescribed amount or taking it at the wrong time of day.
A drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely. Example: taking an OTC drug to get high or smoking/drinking underage.
A "mood-altering" drug.
A chemical that is released along the reward pathway that gives a person a feeling of pleasure.
The compulsive use of a drug despite the cost to health, family or social standing.
Needing more and more of a drug to feel its original effect.
An unwanted physical or mental effect caused by a drug.
Chemical need for a drug and can't function normally without it.
Symptoms that occur when the body does not get a drug.
When each drug's effect is canceled out or reduced by each other.
When drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone.
Chemicals added to drugs to make them impure.
A drug that slows down the body.
A drug that speeds up the body.
A drug that distorts a person's thought or mood.
An unexpected reoccurence of a bad trip which can happen long after the drug has been used.
Marijuana. It leads a drug user to use other "hard" drugs such as cocaine.
Drugs that gained popularity at raves and night clubs.
Drugs that have breathable chemical vapors the produce mind-altering effects.
Drugs that are used to build muscle mass.