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Drugs

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overdose
Taking too much of a drug which causes sickness
drug Abuse
Intentional improper or unsafe use of a drug
drug Interactions
Occur when a drug reacts with another drug
active Ingredient
The chemical component that gives a medicine its action
generic Medicine
A medicine made by a company other than the company that developed the original medicine
psychoactive
Describes a drug or medicine that affects the brain and changes how a person perceives, thinks, or feels
over-the counter (OTC) medicines
Medicines you can buy without a doctor's prescription
side Affect
A reaction to a medicine other than the one intended
addiction
A condition in which a person can no longer control his or her drug use
physical Dependence
Condition occurring when a person's body becomes unable to function normally without a particular drug
psychological Dependence
The state of emotionally or mentally needing a drug to function normal
drug Tolerance
One of the first developments in the addiction process
amphetamines
drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded-up body functions and associated energy and mood changes
methamphetamine
Usually called meth, crystal or ice. Causes loss of appetite, increased alertness, and hyperactivity
cocaine and crack cocaine
This causes agitation, paranoia, and aggression
rohypnol
The forget pill. You become disoriented and can't remember what happened while on the drug
DXM
Ingredient used in cough syrup. Lose muscular control and causes hallucinations
opium
A liquid from the poppy plant containing substances that numb the body
heroin
Makes you feel drowsy and have feelings of well-being
morphine
Causes relief from pain
LSD
A powerful hallucinogenic drug; also known as acid
mushrooms
a hallucinogenic that cause confusion, anxiety, and panic