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…