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Health - Drugs
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a substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind
medicine that you can find on the shelf at the grocery store or pharmacy and only be bought by an adult
medicine that can be bought only with a written order from a doctor or other licensed professional
a drug that is used to cure illnesses or treat their symptoms
taking or using medicine in a way that is not intended
Ways of misusing drugs
• Using the drug without following instructions on the label
• Using a drug not prescribed for you
• Allowing someone else to use a drug prescribed for you
• Taking more of the drug than the doctor prescribed
• Using the drug longer than advised by the doctor
intentionally using drugs in a way that is unhealthful or illegal
Develops when a person uses a drug regularly and the user needs more and more of the drug to get the same effects
primary symptom of addiction; it is where a person will feel a strong need, desire or urge to use drugs and will feel anxious if he or she cannot use them
Loss of control
Causes a person to take more of drugs than he or she meant to take. Drug use may also happen at an unplanned time or place.
A person's body develops an actual physical need for the drugs in order to function.
Comes from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant called cannabis sativa. It has a strong effect on the brain of the person who uses the drug.
A drug that speeds up the body's function. They raise the heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism.
A drug that slows the body's function down and reactions, including the heart and breathing.
Illegal drugs that are found mostly in nightclubs or at all-night dance parties called raves.
In its original form, it was known as "MDMA." It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests, and then resurfaced in the 1960s as a psychotherapy medication to "lower inhibitions."1 It wasn't until the 1970s that MDMA started being used as a party drug.
Tranquilizer about ten times more potent than Valium. Also known as the "date-rape" drug.
It is a dissociative anesthetic drug that distorts perception of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment (dissociation) from the environment and self.
Are drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses.
drugs that get rid of pain and dull the senses
a group of drugs that are made from the poppy flower and some opiates are used as medicine to treat severe pain.
is an illegal narcotic made from morphine and it is an opiate
is a strong pain reliever that you can get from a doctor's prescription
the vapors of chemicals that are sniffed or inhaled to get a high
substances that cause muscle tissues to develop at an abnormally high rate
the purposeful incorrect use of drugs or the use of an illegal drug
the condition in which a person needs more of the drug to feel the original effects of the drug
the body's reaction to not having a drug that is usually present in the body
the failure to control one's use of a drug
the ability to just say NO!
process in which a person relearns how to live without an abused drug
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