Topic 3.5 - Different Types Of Drugs.

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  • Topic 3.5 - Different Types Of Drugs.
  • Stimulants
    • Stimulants affect the central nervous system, increasing brain activity.
      • High doses of most stimulants can lead to nervousness, anxiety and paranoid psychosis which is when a person loses touch with reality and becomes paranoid.
    • Topic 3.5 - Different Types Of Drugs.
    • Caffeine, tobacco, anabolic steroids, 'poppers', ecstasy, crack and cocaine.
  • Depressants
    • Depressants reduce brain activity, relieve tension or promote relaxation
      • Depressants
        • The also reduce mental and physical functioning and self-control.
      • Analgesics
        • Painkillers
          • Analgesics
          • Heroin, opium, pethidine and codeine.
            • Painkillers
            • Analgesics reduce sensitivity to emotional and physical pain, giving a sense of warmth and comfort.
              • Hallucinogens
                • Cannabis, LSD, 'Magic' Mushrooms and ecstasy.
                  • Hallucinogens
                  • They enhance a user's mood.
                    • They distort people's perceptions, giving people hallucinations, feelings of insight and of being disconnected from the world around the world around them or from themselves.

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