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amphetamines...aka
powerful, addictive, stimulant - supresses appetite, produce euphoria
aka-speed/uppers
effects of amphetimines
intense, short euphoria, feel strong, depress appetite --> depression, anxiety, lack of 02, high temp/BP
legal uses of amphetimines
constant sleeping/hyperactivity in children
barbiturates
depressive drugs that slow activity of CNS
opiates
narcotic - habit forming drugs that relieve pain/produce sleep
ex. of opiates
codeine, heroin, morphine, opium
legal uses of opiates
codeine-pain relief, calm cough
morphine-cancer, strongest pain killer
hallucinogens
drugs that cause visions and other sensory illusions
ex. of hallucinogens
LSD (taken w/ sugar/food)
mental grip, distorted visoins, cant be stopped, dreams, flashbacks
bad trip
become irrational, do dangerous things to try and escape imaginary pursuer
flashback
temporary resurfacingof drugs effects - days or years after
PCP
animal tranquilzer abused as hallucinogen
PCP effects
hallucinations, violent behavior, seizures, coma, death
Mescaline
hallucinogen produced by peyote cactus (religious ceremonies)
like LSD, vomiting, sweating, abdominal cramping
Psilocybin/Psilocin
halluciongens produced by same type of wile mushrrrom
inhalents - 3 types
1.solvents (gas, paint thinner, glue, fumes, melt brain cells)
2.propellants (hair spray)
3.medical (laughing gas, chlorophorm)
short term effects of inhalents
headache, dizziness, HR inc, nasal irritation, heart attack/stroke, suffocation
long term effects of inhalents
permanant brain damage, heart failure
inhalents effects on brain
disrupts vision, impairs judgement, reduces muscle tension/reflex control, brain cells dissolve