B1.3. Legal and Illegal Drugs

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How do recreational drugs affect your nervous system?
Recreational drugs that people use for pleasure affect the way your nervous system works, particularly the brain. It is these changes that people enjoy when they use the drug and the same changes cause addiction.
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How does caffeine, nicotine and cocaine affect your nervous system?
They speed up the reactions of your brain which make you feel alert and energetic.
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How does alcohol and cannabis affect your nervous system?
They slow down the response of the brain which make you feel calm and better able to cope.
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How does heroin affect your nervous system?
Heroin stops impulses travelling in your nervous system. Therefore you don't feel pain or discomfort.
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Which has the bigger overall impact on health - illegal or legal drugs.
The overall impact of legal drugs on health is much greater than illegal drugs because more people use them.
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Why do people use legal drugs?
Some people feel that caffeine, nicotine and alcohol help them cope with everyday life.
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Why do people use illegal drugs?
People use them for excitement and to escape. They may be part of a crowd that are involved in drugs or just want to see what its like.
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How does caffeine, nicotine and cocaine affect your nervous system?

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They speed up the reactions of your brain which make you feel alert and energetic.

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How does alcohol and cannabis affect your nervous system?

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How does heroin affect your nervous system?

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Which has the bigger overall impact on health - illegal or legal drugs.

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