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Any substances or chemicals which when taken into the body will have psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects on a person.


Are drugs commonly abused by users.

Drugs of abuse

Is a cluster of physiological, behavioral and cognitive phenomena of variable intensity in which the use of drug takes on high priority thereby creating a strong desire to take the substance.

Drug dependence

Is the use of a substance incoherent or inconsistent with the prescribed dosage or frequency of use.

Drug misuse

Is the use of a substance for non-medicinal purposes. Abuse leads to organ damage like brain damage and liver damage, addiction and troubled behavioral patterns.

Drug abuse

Is the condition of the body to adapt to the effects of substances to the body thus requiring an even larger amount of the substance to experience the same physiological and mental effect experienced when taking the smaller dosage.

Drug tolerance

Cigarettes alcohol are legal drugs that a non-drug user might try.

Gateway drugs

3 major drugs of abuse in the Philippines

Shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), marijuana (cannabis sativa), inhalants (solvents)

Slows down a person's central nervous system (CNS)

Depressant drugs

Speeds up a person's central nervous system

Stimulant drugs

Relieves pain and include sleepiness


Distorts reality and facts


Found in ordinary household chemical products and anesthetics. Similar to the signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication.