Chapter 12 Illegal Drugs
Overdose • The taking of too much of a drug
Ketamine • Type of club drug that causes numbness
Drug Abuse • The intentional improper or unsafe use of a drug.
Hallucinogen • A drug that distorts perceptions
Inhalant • A drug that is inhaled as a vapor
GHB • Club drug used in many sexual assaults
Opiate • A highly addictive drug derived from the poppy plant that is used as an anesthetic and a sedative
Stimulant • A drug that causes alertness and speeds up the activity of the body
Anabolic Steroids • Man-made derivatives of testosterone taken to build muscle
Illegal Drugs • Affect the brain • Are dangerous to your health • Can result in drug abuse or addiction
Marijuana • People who use marijuana or hashish often experience loss of balance and coordination
Rohypnol • The most dangerous effect of Rohypnol on someone is inability to remember what happened while on the drug.
Crack and Cocaine • Are addictive • Can cause violent behavior • Can be fatal
Teen Drug Use • Steal from family members • Withdraw from the family • Break household or school rules