Drug Abuse Keywords

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Legal drug
A drug which can be freely used without the need of a prescription but may have an minimum age requirement
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Classification of drugs
How illegal drugs are classified into Class A,B,C based on their addictivity and effects on the mind and body. Different classes have different severity of punishments for illegal use
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Recreational drug
A drug which is used for personal enjoyment without medical reasoning. Can be legal or illegal
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Drug abuse
The taking of illegal drugs excessively which can have harmful effects on yourself and others
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Cannabis
An illegal drug generally used recreationally but can be prescribed for medical use such as a strong painkiller
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Ecstacy
A class A recreational drug. Known as a hard drug as it has severe medical effects such as hallucinations and may effect the circulatory system. Usually taken as a tablet.
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Heroin
A class A recreational drug known as a hard drug as it is highly addictive which can be prescribed as a painkiller. Can be smoked, snorted of injected.
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Alcohol
A legal recreational drug, generally used socially as a beverage. Has mild side effects and can be addictive.
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Nicotine
A legal recreational drug found in tobacco where it is generally smoked. Quite addictive and has mild to severe long term side effects
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Tobacco
The substance contained in cigarettes and cigars which contains nicotine mixed in with other harmful chemicals such as tar
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Tax
Money paid to the government as a proportion of money made from the sale of products (or income). Certain products such as nicotine or alcohol have high tax rates
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Social drug
Drugs which are encouraged to be used in social situations for social recreation. Such as alcohol and tobacco
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Drug rehabilitation
Processes and methods which are used to stop drug users being addicted and using and to join back into society. Include counselling and medical treatment
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Drug
A chemical or substance which can be taken into the body to change chemical processes to have a physiological or psychological and may contain addictive chemicals
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Withdrawal symptoms
Effects on the body which occur when an addict stops taking a drug that they were reliant on. Includes craving, sweating and vomiting
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Prescription
A permission given by a medical professional (doctor) to allow purchase of a drug for sensible medical use only. This can allow otherwise illegal drugs to be used.
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Caffeine
A mild legal stimulant commonly found in food substances such as coffee, tea and chocolate. Used recreationally and has effectively no side effectsl
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How illegal drugs are classified into Class A,B,C based on their addictivity and effects on the mind and body. Different classes have different severity of punishments for illegal use

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