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Types of Depressant Drugs

Alcohol
Alcohol

Alcohol is a drug. It is classed as a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital functions—resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly. As for how it affects the mind, it is best understood as a drug that reduces a person’s ability to think rationally and distorts his or her judgment.

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Amphetamines
Amphetamines

Amphetamine may be habit-forming, and this medicine is a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. Stimulants have caused stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or a heart defect.

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Anti-Depressants
Anti-Depressants

A list of depression medications (antidepressants). The following are some of the depression medications (antidepressants) available in the U.S.:

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Anti-Psychotics
Anti-Psychotics

Antipsychotics are drugs that are used to treat symptoms of psychosis such as delusions (for example, hearing voices), hallucinations, paranoia, or confused thoughts. They are used in the treatment of schizophrenia, severe depression and severe anxiety.

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Cannabis
Cannabis

Therefore, marijuana can be classified as a depressant. Among the hundreds of chemicals in marijuana plant, the main active ingredients are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are studied most.

Crack
Crack

Crack cocaine is commonly used as a recreational drug. Crack first saw widespread use in primarily impoverished inner city neighborhoods in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 1984 and 1985; its rapid increase in use and availability is sometimes termed as the "crack epidemic".

Hallucinogens
Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens can be found in some plants and mushrooms (or their extracts) or can be man-made, and they are commonly divided into two broad categories: classic hallucinogens (such as LSD) and dissociative drugs (such as PCP).

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Heroin
Heroin

Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin.

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Inhalants
Inhalants

Inhalants are volatile substances that produce chemical vapors that can be inhaled to induce a psychoactive, or mind-altering, effect. Although other abused substances can be inhaled, the term "inhalants" is used to describe a variety of substances whose main common characteristic is that they are rarely, if ever, taken by any route other than inhalation.

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Marijuana
Marijuana

Is Marijuana a Depressant? Although marijuana is often classified as a mild psychedelic drug, the active ingredients within marijuana do have many depressant effects. Therefore, marijuana can be classified as a depressant. Among the hundreds of chemicals in marijuana plant, the main active ingredients are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are studied most.

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Stimulants (Amphetamines, Caffeine, Nicotine and Cocaine)
Stimulants (Amphetamines, Caffeine, Nicotine and Cocaine)

Psychology- CH. 4 Psychoactive Drugs. Psychoactive Drugs. ... caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, and cocaine. ... acts as a depressant and slows down the brain's activity.

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