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The Social Menace of Drug Addiction (3)
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Therapeutic substance other than food used in the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, or cure of disease in human or animals.
A substance aside from food intended to affect the structure or function of a physiological system like the human body.
Refers mainly to chemical or plant-derived substances that affect the body's psychological, behavioral, or physical functions and leads to varying degrees of dependence or addiction.
"THE DEPENDENCY ON DRUG"
Addictive drugs make a person crave for or make him/her feel an overwhelming urge to continue taking the drug, even after withdrawal symptoms have disappeared.
An addiction is not having control over doing, taking, or using something, until it becomes harmful. Being addicted means having a difficult time without it during the day.
Example: Drugs, alcohol, gambling, chocolates, etc.
Includes all the drugs that produce psychological effects of narcotics or those that relieve pain and induce sleep. (Cocaine, LSD, marijuana, opium, and its derivatives, etc.)
Includes self-inducing sedatives like amphetamines or other hypnotic drugs or compounds producing the same psychological effects.
THE TERM USED TO DESCRIBE ALL THAT COMES FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT (CANNABIS SATIVA).
THE GATEWAY TO MORE SERIOUS SUBSTANCES
"POOR MAN'S COCCAINE"
Deliberate inhalation of volatile chemical substance that contains psychoactive (mind/mood altering) vapors causing a state of intoxication.
1.Refers to the drug having such chemical composition, including any of its isomers or derivatives in any form.
2.Term used for a group of "designer" drugs closely related in chemical form to the amphetamine family of illicit drugs.
"X-TC, Adam, Eden Tablet"
MDMA first developed as an stress suppressant in 1914 by German company Merck. In 1970s, U.S. therapists, led by biochemist Alexander Shulgin used the drugs to help patients explore their feelings.(T/F)
False-appetite suppressant; the rest is true
Group of drugs that are used medically to relieve pain but have a high potential for abuse.
Refers any plant of the species Papaver Somniferum L, Papaver Setigerum DC, Papaver Orientale, etc. which includes the seeds, straws, branches, leaves, or any part thereof, or substances derived therefrom, even for floral, decorative, and culinary purposes.
A drug from the leaves of the Erythroxylon coca plant, a shrub that originated from South America. This exaggerates changes caused by at least two brain chemicals-noradrenaline and dopamine-increasing alertness and euphoria.
Hypnotics such as tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and sedatives are drugs which depress or slow down body functions. These drugs can be dangerous when taken without a physician's prescription and instructions.
Substances are used to build muscle mass and strength. They typically consists of male sex hormones and can be very damaging when used without a medical prescription.
Often smoked in the form of cigarettes or cigars or chewed. It contains nicotine which is a stimulant and a highly addictive substance that has known to cause cancer and other diseases.
Introduced in America in the late 5th century. When tobacco is inhaled, it is absorbed through the lungs and reached the brain in about 7 seconds. It mimics the actions of the brain chemical-acetylcholine-by docking with its receptor molecules, these activates the "pleasure center" that is responsible for nicotine's euphoric effects.
10/10 say they like to quit smoking but cannot. (T/F)
It is extremely hazardous to a person's health, the people who care for him/her and to his/her own future as well.
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