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chemical substances that alter mental states
psychoactive drugs
when repeated use of a drug alters a person's body chemistry so that the body comes to rely on having a steady supply of the drug
physiological dependence
alcohol and heroin belong to which class of drugs?
depressants
what is the most widely used and abused depressant?
alcohol
____are drugs that are widely used in treating anxiety and insomnia but that can become addictive when used for extended periods of time
tranquilizers
hallucinogens are drugs that alter sensory perceptions and produce hallucinations. which of the following is NOT a hallucinogen? A)cocaine B) marijuana C)LS D)psilocybin
cocaine