Drugs

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  • Drugs
    • Change the chemical processes in peoples' bodies
      • This means they may become addicted and suffer withdrawal symptoms.
        • Heroine and Cocaine are particuarly addictive.
    • Stimulants
      • Speed up the activitiy of the brain so people feel more alert and energetic
        • Caffeine
      • Cocaine
        • Caffeine
        • Nicotine
      • Nicotine
    • Depressants
      • Slow down the responses of the brain so people feel calme and more able to cope.
      • Alcohol
      • Cannabis
    • Hallucinogens
      • Cause vivid waking dreams
      • LSD
    • Sport enhancing drugs
      • Steroids to build muscle
      • Stimulants improve reaction time
      • Duretics cause weight loss
      • Beta-blockers steady nerves
    • Addiction
      • When a drug is taken, the body adjusts to the drug's presence so it can function normally.
        • After taking a drug for a long period of time, the body gets used to functioning with the drug
          • Eventually the body can no longer function without the drug.
            • The body is dependant on the drug and addicted to it.
      • After taking a drug for a long period of time, the body gets used to functioning with the drug
        • Eventually the body can no longer function without the drug.
          • The body is dependant on the drug and addicted to it.
      • Phycological addiction is where a person believes that they cannot function without the drug

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