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Tolerance
User requires larger and larger doses to experience the same effect
Withdrawal
Users who stop taking drugs respond to the drug's absence
Physical Dependence
Physical pain and intense cravings
Psychological Dependence
Stress-relieving necessity
Addiction
Compulsive craving for a substance despite adverse consequences
Categories of psychoactive drugs
Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
Depressants cause:
Disinhibition, slowed processing, memory disruption, reduced self-awareness and self-control.
Barbiturates
Depressant. Tranquilizers, mimic depressants
Opiates
Depressant. Opium and its derivatives depress neural functioning
Stimulants
Excite neural activity and arouse body functions
Hallucinogens
Distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory input.