Drug abuse key words

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ADDICTIVE
causing a physical or mental dependency on a substance that is very difficult to overcome
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ALCOHOL
an addictive social drug, can cause liver failure and cancer
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ANABOLIC STEROIDS
drugs that help to build muscle
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CAFFEINE
a mild legal stimulant found in coffee, chocolate, cocacola etc.
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CANNABIS
a class B drug which is usually smoked. can be psychologically addictive
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COLD TURKEY
process of trying to beat addiction just by the stopping of taking drugs
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DRUG
a substance which, when taken, affects the body or mind
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DRUG ABUSE
using drugs in a way that harms the user
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DRUG CLASSIFICATION
three legal categories by which illegal drugs are classified in British law according to the level of harm they do and how addictive they are
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DUTY
payment levied on the import, export or sale of goods
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ILLEGAL DRUGS
drugs which are illegal to possess, sell, or use- put into classifications according to their potential harm and addictiveness
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LEGAL DRUGS
drugs that can be purchased legally- some have age restrictions
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METHADONE
a drug which is used to help addicts beat addiction to heroin
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NICOTINE
the addictive drug contained in tobacco
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OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS
drugs freely available at a chemist, pharmacy or supermarket
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PEER PRESSURE
influence exerted by friends on each other
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PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS
drugs taken to improve physical or mental capabilities
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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
drugs legally obtained only with a doctor's consent
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SKUNK
a strong form of cannabis, which some fear may have long-term mental health side-effects
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SOFT DRUGS
illegal drugs that are not believed by the users to lead to dependency or side-effects
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SOCIAL DRUGS
legal drugs which are still addictive, such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, etc.
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SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
the background in which a perosn lives
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SOLVENTS
some aerosols, glue and gas lighter refills abused by sniffing, which can lead to hallucinations and can be fatal
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TEETOTAL
name given to people who choose not to drink alcohol
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an addictive social drug, can cause liver failure and cancer

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ALCOHOL

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drugs that help to build muscle

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a mild legal stimulant found in coffee, chocolate, cocacola etc.

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a class B drug which is usually smoked. can be psychologically addictive

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