Stimulant Abuse: What It Is and How to Identify It

Drugs

Drugs are chemical substances, prescribed or not, which affect the functioning of the body and brain due to the changed chemical composition (of the cells); by these chemical substances Drugs vary in the way they are administered into the body, their naming, their effects in the body and the intensity of their effects on the body and mind

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Psychoactive drugs

Psychoactive drugs are drugs which interfere with the functioning of the brain and the central nervous system They are classified into stimulants, depressants and psychedelics

Stimulants

Stimulants are psychoactive drugs which hasten the functioning of the brain and the central nervous system They increase automatic body processes and mental alertness Their most sought effects are: the surge in energy, boosting of one’s well being and self esteem, raised body temperature and heightened ability to concentrate

The other two categories of psychoactive drugs are: depressants (which slow theMore