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1

What is the definition of a drug?

A chemical that affects the normal chemical reactions in the body or the nervous system.

2

The two categories of drug are...

1. Medicinal drugs (medicines)
2. Recreational drugs

3

What is a recreational drug?

A drug taken for fun.

4

Give 3 examples of medicinal drugs

Paracetamol
Antibiotics
Ibuprofen

5

What are antibiotics taken for?

To treat bacterial infections.

6

Why do we take paracetamol?

Painkiller

7

Why do we take ibuprofen?

To ease muscle/joint pain

8

Are recreational drugs prescribed by a doctor?

No

9

What is a prescribed drug?

A drug that is given with permission by a doctor.

10

Name 3 illegal recreational drugs.

Heroin
Cannabis
Cocaine

11

Name 2 common legal recreaitonal drugs

Alcohol
Nicotine (cigarettes)

12

If you are dependent on a drug what doe sit mean?

That you feel like you cannot function properly without it.

13

What do we mean by addiction?

When a person becomes dependent on a drug (like they can;t go without).

14

If an addict stops taking a drug they may suffer unpleasant symptoms called...

withdrawal symptoms

15

Give some examples of withdrawal symptoms.

Sweating
Headaches
Vomiting
Anxiety

16

Why are some recreational drugs illegal?

They can be harmful to health.
They are not prescribed by a doctor.