• Categories of Drugs and their Affects

    · Stimulants (Uppers)

    o Cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, crack cocaine, caffeine, nicotine

    § Rapid heart beat

    § Lack of sleep

    § Irritability

    § Increased blood pressure

    § Panic attacks

    · Depressants (Downers)

    o Opium (Codeine, morphine), Heroin, Vicodin, Percodan,

    o Barbiturates

    o Alcohol

    § Slows heart rate

    § Loss of motor skills

    § Slurred speech

    § Hypnotic effect

    · Hallucinogens (psychedelics)

    o LSD, mushrooms, STP, MDA or MDMA (ecstasy), Marijuana, Salvia

    § Distorted perception

    § Lowers inhibitions

    § Delusions

    § Hallucinations

    § Brain damage

    § Date rape (ecstasy, MDA)

    · Inhalants

    o Nail polish, hair spray, varnish, model glue, petroleum products, household cleaners

    § Inability to think clearly

    § Violent behavior Headaches/nausea

    § Clumsiness Drowsiness

    § Impaired vision