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Six classifications of drugs

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Micah Sanchez

on 9 December 2014

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Transcript of Six classifications of drugs

Six classifications of drugs
2. Depressants
Depressant drugs slow
down a person’s
central nervous
system (CNS).
The Central nervous
system includes the brain, spinal
cord and nerves.

3. Stimulant drugs
Stimulant drugs speed up a person's
central nervous system. Stimulant drugs
have the opposite effect of depressants.
Stimulants make a person’s energy
high. Negative effects of stimulants
include depression and tiredness.
Stimulants include amphetamines
which include shabu, caffeine, nicotine
and cocaine.

4. Narcotics
Narcotics are drugs which relieve pain and induce sleepiness. In medicine, these drugs are administered in moderation to patients with mental disorders and those in severe pain like cancer. Narcotic drugs include cocaine, heroin and marijuana. These drugs are illicit and dangerous if taken.

1. Gateway drugs

Gateway drugs such as cigarettes
And alcohol are legal drugs that
a non-drug user might try, which
can lead him/her to more
dangerous drugs such as marijuana
andshabu. Teenagers who engage
in early smoking and early drinking
have a higherchance of using and experimenting with
dangerous drugs of abuse.

5. Hallucinogens
Hallucinogens are drugs
which distorts
reality and facts. It affects
all senses and
makes a user see, hear,
and feel things
that don’t exist in the time

6. Inhalants
Inhalants are commonly found household
chemical products and anesthetics. It is readily
available and accessible to young children. Inhalant
intoxication is similar to the signs and symptoms of
Alcohol intoxication. One difference is the foul smell
Of chemicals sniffed, inhaled or huffed by the user.
Continuous use and abuse
leads to delusions, brain damage, liver damage,
coma and death. Examples of household products used as
inhalants are acetone, rugby or solvent, ordinary and spray
paint, cleaning fluids and air conditioner fluid (Freon).

Risk Factor: Early Aggressive Behavior
Protective Factor: Self Control
Risk Factor: Lack of Parental Supervision
Protective Factor: Parental Monitoring
Risk Factor: Substance Abuse
Protective Factor: Academic Competence
Risk Factor: Drug Availability
Protective Factor: Anti-drug Use Policies
Risk Factor: Poverty
Protective Factor: Strong Neighborhood Attachment
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