Major Drug Types

Depressants (downers)

 

These drugs slow down the communication between the brain and nervous system, relaxing muscles and nerves, as well as slowing reaction time.

Some Depressants include:


Stimulants (uppers)

 

These drugs speed up the communication between the brain and nervous system, thus increasing alertness and energy (physical activity).

Some Stimulants include:


Hallucinogens

 

These drugs interfere with the brain and nervous system’s communication, thus radically altering the user’s perception of reality.

Some Hallucinogens include:

 

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