Drugs: Use and Harm

What are the use of diffrent drugs and how they can harm our body. Also, which drugs are illegal

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  • Created on: 04-01-10 21:57

THEY ARE BENEFICIAL AND HARMFUL

What are drugs? Substances that alter the way the body works

What is a prescription? Drugs that are decided by doctor so that patients do not buy restricted drugs over the counter at a pharamacy.

What is physical addiction? It is when the urge to take a drug increases more and more. If they do not take one they can get withdrawal symptoms.

What is a drug tolerance? It is when the body gets used to a drug and we take more of them to get the same effect.

What is rehabilitation? When someone wants to stop their addiction they can get help and support.

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Types of drugs & examples

Depressants (Alcohol and Temazepan)

Stimulants (Nicotine and ecstasy)

Performance Enhancers (Anabolic steroids)

Painkillers (Penicillin and paracetamol)

Hallucinogens (Cannabis and LSD)

(See if you can tell without looking)

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Types of drugs & uses

Depressants Decreases the working of the brain

Stimulants Increases the working of the brain

Performance Enhancers Develops muscles

Painkillers Blocks nerve impulses therefore no pain is felt

Hallucinogens Distort what you see and hear

(See if you can tell without looking)

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illegal and legal drugs

Class A Heroin, LSD, Cocaine, Ecstasy THESE ARE SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS...LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE

Class B Amphetamines

Class C Anabolic steroids, cannabis, tranquillsers WARNING WILL BE GIVEN...LESS POSSIBILITY OF PRISON SENTENCE

REMEMBER:Never supply drugs...greater punishment

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Comments

missy

Cannabic is class B.

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