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Types of Substances

Alcohol
Alcohol

Substance abuse is when you take drugs that are not legal. It’s also when you use alcohol, prescription medicine, and other legal substances too much or in the wrong way. Substance abuse differs from addiction.

source: webmd.com
Amphetamines (Like Methamphetamine, Known as Meth)
Amphetamines (Like Methamphetamine, Known as Meth)

Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, chalk, ice, and crystal, among many other terms, it takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.

source: drugabuse.gov
Cannabis (Marijuana)
Cannabis (Marijuana)

Marijuana—also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa.

source: drugabuse.gov
Cocaine
Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, cocaine is an illegal drug.

source: drugabuse.gov
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Hallucinogens
Hallucinogens

What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs? Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that cause hallucinations—profound distortions in a person’s perceptions of reality. 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).

source: drugabuse.gov
Opioids (Like Heroin)
Opioids (Like Heroin)

Opioid drugs include partial agonists, like the anti-diarrhea drug loperamide and antagonists like naloxegol for opioid-induced constipation, which do not cross the blood-brain barrier, but can displace other opioids from binding to those receptors. Because of opioid drugs' reputation for addiction and fatal overdose, most are controlled substances.

Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs

Drug and Substance Abuse. The abuse of drugs or other substances, whether they are illegal drugs or prescription drugs, alcohol, or tobacco is one of the nation's most pressing public health issues. Drug abuse occurs when people willingly consume illegal substances or legal, prescription drugs for the purpose of altering their mood, or getting “high”.

source: drugs.com
Tobacco
Tobacco

Harmful Chemicals in Tobacco Products Tobacco smoke. Cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco are made from dried tobacco leaves. Other substances are added for flavor and to make smoking more pleasant. The smoke from these products is a complex mixture of chemicals produced by burning tobacco and its additives.

source: cancer.org

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