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A drug is a chemical that alters the way your body or brain works.

Drug Type                          Examples                            Effects

Stimulant                            Nicotine, Caffeine               Increases brain and nerve activity

Depressant                         Alcohol, Solvents               Slows brain and nerve activity

Painkiller                             Paracetamol, Aspirin           Blocks nerve impulses

Hallucinogen                       Cannabis, LSD                     Distorts what you see/hear

Perfomance Enhancer        Anabolic steroids          Increases muscle development

Addiction - when a person becomes dependant on a drug. Their body may not work properly without…

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