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  1. Drug Types

  2. Types of Drugs Most drugs fit into one or more of the following categories: • Narcotics • Hallucinogens • Depressants • Stimulants

  3. Narcotics-induce a state of lethargy or sluggishness • Narcotics a analgesics –relieve pain • Most come from the poppy plant • Example Narcotics Morphine Methadone Heroin Codeine OxyContin

  4. Hallucinogens-cause marked alterations in normal thought process, perceptions, and moods • Marijuana • LSD • PCP • Acid

  5. Depressants – depress (slow down) action in the Central Nervous System • Alcohol • Barbiturates (downers) • Inhalants

  6. Stimulants – stimulate (speed up) action in the Central Nervous System • Cocaine • Crack • Crystal Meth • Amphetamines