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Antibiotics/
Nicotine/ Painkillers
Caffeine (medicinal)- Use
(Recreational)Acts to treat bacterial
as a stimulant, infections or
increases block pain. They may suffer
alertness and withdrawal
blood pressure. symptoms.
They cant
manage without
Alcohol it and become
(recreational)- dependent on it.
Legal drugs
Acts as anti-
depressant, what is
decreases addiction?
brain activity.
Why do we
take drugs?
When someone
Drugs feels they
Medicinal- Used What are need the drug
to treat disease drugs? everyday.
or relieve Recreational-
symptoms E.g. drugs that are
antibiotics or not necessary A chemical
painkillers. Your brain
but are taken substance (CNS) and body
to make people that affects are affected.
feel different. the way your
E.g. Caffine, body works.
Cocaine,
Alcohol.
Ecstasy-
Illegal drugs Class A Increased
(Ecstacy/ alertness,
Cocaine/ intensity of
Heroine/LSD) surroundings.
Class B- Heart problems,
Class C - Amphetamines /
Tranquilizers kidney damage.
Cannabis
Heroine-
creates feeling
Cannabis- of well being,
Calm, relaxing hallucinogenic
affects,lower strong painkiller.
mental health High risk of
immune system, problems.
forgetful. overdose,
addictive.
By Kathryn
Manley

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