RELIGIOUS STUDIES: DRUG ABUSE

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 (legal)
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Anabolic steroids
Drugs that help to build muscle (illegal)
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Caffeine
A mild stimulant found in coffee, chocolate, ect. (legal)
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Cannabis
A drug which is usually smoked and can be psychologically addictive (illegal, class B)
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Cold turkey
The process of trying to beat addiction just by stopping taking drugs
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Drug
A substance which, when taken, affects the body or mind
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Drug classification
Three categories by which illegal drugs are classified in British law according to how harmful and addictive they are
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Methadone
A drug which is used to help addicts beat addiction to heroin (prescription, legal)
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Nicotine
The addictive drug contained in tobacco (legal)
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Over-the-counter drugs
Drugs that are available at a chemist, pharmacy or supermarket
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Peer pressure
Influence exerted by friends on eachother
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Performance enhancing drugs
Drugs taken to improve physical or mental capabilities
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Prescription drugs
Drugs legally obtained with a doctor's consent
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Social drugs
Legal drugs which are still addictive, e.g. alcohol, caffeine, ect.
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Soft drugs
Illegal drugs that are not believed by the users to lead to dependency or serious side effects
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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
The name given to people who chose not to drink alcohol
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Card 2

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An addictive social drug (legal)

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Alcohol

Card 3

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Drugs that help to build muscle (illegal)

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Card 4

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A mild stimulant found in coffee, chocolate, ect. (legal)

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Card 5

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A drug which is usually smoked and can be psychologically addictive (illegal, class B)

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