Facts about Psychoactive Drugs
Familiarize yourself with the different types of psychoactive drugs by COMPLETING the worksheet below.
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CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS
Major drugs & alternative names: Cocaine (crack, coke, rock), Amphetamines
(Ritalin, Adderall), Methamphetamines (ice)
Routes of intake: inhaling, smoking (freebasing), intravenous injections, orally
Effects: anesthetic, slow heart rate, increase heart rate, weight/appetite loss,
increase blood pressure, increased alertness, talkativeness, decreased fatigue,
Special problems associated with use
fatal lung and kidney damage,
hallucinations, disorganized behavior
MARIJUANA AND OTHER CANNABIS PRODUCTS
Major drugs & alternative names: Marihuana (pot, weed, grass),
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Hashish