Illegal Drugs Worksheet

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Chapter 5 Altering Consciousness through Drugs Psychoactive substances= drugs that have psychological effects such as stimulation or distortion of perceptions. Stimulant=a drug that _________ the activity of the nervous system. Stimulants elevate mood, increase feelings of well-being, and increase energy and alertness. cocaine= crack cocaine= amphetamines= Methamphetamine= nicotine= Tobacco accounts for more deaths in the U.S. than the combined total of alcohol, illicit drugs, firearms, car accidents, suicides, homicides, and AIDS combined according to a 1999 study mentioned in your textbook. MDMA = Depressant=a drug that _______ the rate of activity of the nervous system Alcohol= Opiates= Prescription narcotics: Category I= drugs for _______ pain (Dilaudid, Demerol, Fentanyl, Methadone) Category II= drugs for ___________ pain (codeine, Percodan, Percocet, hydrocodone: Vicodin, Lortab) Category III= drugs for ______ to moderate pain (Darvon, Darvocet) Cannabis= Sedatives= Barbiturates= Solvents and inhalants= Most used drug in United States among high school seniors (See chart 5.4) pg 208 1. alcohol 1. alcohol 2.

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