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Depressant drugs
Drug that decreases the speed at which nerves carry impulses, e.g. alcohol.
Drug
Substance that affects the way your body works.
Nervous system
Your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves.
Stimulant
Drug that increases the speed at which nerves carry messages, e.g. caffeine or cocaine
Cocaine
Very powerful and harmful stimulant that can cause blocked arteries and mental problems with long-term abuse.
Ecstasy drug
A stimulant that can cause depression, mental illness and even death with long-term abuse.
Cannabis
A drug that can cause memory loss with long-term abuse.
Addictive
If something makes you feel that you need to have it, it is said to be addictive.
Caffeine
A stimulant that increases the speed at which nerves carry impulses. Found in coffee, tea and cola drinks.
Impulse
Electrical signal carried by a nerve cell.
Nicotine
A very addictive substance found in tobacco
Cannabis
A drug that can cause memory loss with long-term abuse.
Illegal Drugs in Thailand
If a person is caught using or selling these drugs they could end up in prison - Cannabis, Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy or Cocaine
Antibiotic
A medicine (such as penicillin that slows down the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
Alcohol
A depressant that decreases the speed that nerves carry impulses. It is a recreational drug.

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