Classifications of Drugs

Stimulants (Increase activity in Central Nervous System)

  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine
  • Mehtamphetamine
  • Nicotine, Caffeiene

Opiods (Narcotics, selectively depress Central Nervous System, reduce pain, induce sleep)

  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Opium
  • Demerol

Depressants (decrease the activity of Central Nervous System, decrease heart rate and breathing)

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • Rohypnol

Hallucinogens (produce a spectrum of vivid sensory distortions and significantly alter mood and thinking)

  • LSD
  • Mescaline/Peyote
  • Ecstasy
  • Mushrooms
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