Miscellaneous drugs - MISCELLANEOUS DRUGS Pennsylvania...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Competency-Based Training & Certification Program 309 Substance Abuse: An Overview Handout 22, Page 1 of 3 MISCELLANEOUS DRUGS
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Designer Drugs/Analogs These are illegal drugs in terms of their chemical formulas. Chemists seeking to circumvent legal restrictions modify the molecular structure of certain illegal drugs to produce analogs. Known as designer drugs, they can be hundreds of times stronger than the drugs that they are designed to imitate. Narcotic analogs can cause symptoms such as those seen in Parkinson’s disease—uncontrollable tremors, drooling, impaired speech, paralysis, and irreversible brain damage. Analogs of amphetamines and methamphemines cause nausea, blurred vision, chills or perspiration, and faintness. Psychological effects include anxiety, depression, and paranoia. As little as one dose can cause brain damage. Analogs of phencyclidine cause illusions, hallucinations, and impaired perception. Type
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course MHS 6450 taught by Professor Jones,k during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

Page1 / 3

Miscellaneous drugs - MISCELLANEOUS DRUGS Pennsylvania...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online