Effects of drugs

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What is a drug?
A chemical substance that produces changes in the body.
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What is a stimulant? (give an example)
A drug that increases the speed at which nerves carry messages. An example is caffeine and nicotine
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What is a depressant? (give an example)
A drug that decreases the speed at which nerves carry out impulses. An example of this is alcohol and heroin.
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What is a painkiller? (give an example)
A drug that reduces the amount of pain that you feel. An example of this is morphine and asprin.
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What is a hallucinogen? (give an example)
A drug that changes the way our brain works and distorts our senses. An example of this is LSD and magic mushrooms.
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What is a narcotic? (give an example)
A drug that makes us feel sleepy. An example of this is sleeping pills.
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What is an addiction?
Something that gives you a false sense of well-being, which the person craves when it goes away.
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What is a stimulant? (give an example)

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A drug that increases the speed at which nerves carry messages. An example is caffeine and nicotine

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What is a depressant? (give an example)

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What is a painkiller? (give an example)

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