B1 Understanding Organisms

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DRUGS AND YOU

TYPES OF DRUGS:

Drugs have a legal classification. Class A drugs are the most dangerous and have the heaviest penalties. Class C drugs are the least dangerous with the lightest penalties.

There are different types of drugs:

-DEPRESSENTS (alcohol, solvents, temazepam)

-PAIN KILLERS (asprin,paracetamol)

-STIMULANTS (nicotine, MDMA ('ecstasy'), caffeine)

-PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS (anabolic steroids)

-HALLUCINOGENS (LSD)

Depressants block the transmission of nerve impulses across synapses by binding with receptor molecules in the…

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