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The Types Of Drugs.

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The Types Of Drugs A sedative drug is used to make the user calm down or to make them sleep, or even worse according to which type of sedative drug is used. A stimulant drug is used to make the body work faster which increases the heart rate. A pain killer drug is used to reduce pain, also entitled as an analgesic. A Solvent drug can be used illegally by inhaling the vapour from glue and other substances, to experience pleasant sensations. Brief Explanations Tobacco Tobacco is a stimulant drug which contains carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar, which are very harmful to the body and the organs in it. Nicotine is a drug that is very addictive in tobacco, tar can cause cancers and bronchial disorders, and carbon monoxide causes heart disease. Nicotine causes the heart to work harder. Carbon Monoxide reduces the usual amount of oxygen you take in which makes it harder for you to breathe. ...read more.

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Females: irregular periods, reproductive problems, pregnancy and birth problems * Brain: Brain cell damage, loss of memory, confusion, disturbed sleep pattern * Breasts: Increased risk of breast cancer * Heart: High blood pressure and enlarged heart * Skin: Red nose and cheeks, increased perspiration * Stomach: Inflammation, bleeding, and ulcers * Intestines: Inflamed lining and ulcers * Blood: Changes in red blood cells * Hands and Feet: "Pins and Needles" and loss of sensation Solvents Solvents are legal and glue is a solvent, it is used to stick objects. Solvents are illegal only if they are inhaled into the human body. They act as a depressant and cause intoxication (being in a drunk state) and usually hallucinations. They quickly make you have great happiness and they can cause overexcitement. They can also cause sudden death, brain damage, vomiting, and asphyxiation (the process of becoming unconscious without enough oxygen, and may die. Caffeine Caffeine is a stimulant drug it affects the central nervous system which makes you feel more energetic. ...read more.

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Solvents, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs A drug is a substance, which chemically alters body processes. Drugs depending on how they are used can be medically beneficial or if they are misused can cause great harm both physically and psychologically. Drug Drug type Effects Alcohol Sedative Slower reaction times, blurred vision, slurred speech and loss of inhibitions (short term) Cirrhosis of the liver and brain damage (long term) Tobacco Stimulant Increased heart, breathing rate and energy (short term) Increased risk of circulatory disease, emphysema and lung cancer (long term) Caffeine Stimulant Increased heart, breathing rate and energy (short term) Barbiturates Sedative Decreased heart rate and breathing rate, leading to sleep, which can become a coma Amphetamines Stimulant Increased heart rate and breathing rate, increased energy, which can become hyperactivity Aspirin Pain painkiller Reduces pain Heroin Pain killer A form of heroin is morphine, this drug is highly addictive. It is a powerful analgesic (pain killer) ...read more.

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