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Legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness, or disease

Medicines

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A medicine sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctors prescription

Over the counter

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A drug that can be obtained only with written order from a doctor and can be purchased only at a pharmacy

Prescription

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A chemical substance that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy, or sell.

Illegal

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Proper use____________to treat an injury, illness, or disease

Using per label

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Misuse___________taking more than is recommended to treat an injury, illness, or disease

Mistakenly

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Abuse____________taking more than is recommended or taking for purpose other than treating an injury, illness, or disease

Deliberately

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An unwanted physical or mental effect caused by the drug

Side effects

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When drug is used repeatedly, the body develops tolerance to it, to where the user needs more for original effect

Tolerance and Dependence

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If user becomes dependent and stops taking the drug, they will experience negative side effects

Withdrawal

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A neurotransmitter that helps control the brains reward and pleasure centers

Dopamine

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Chemical dopamine travels between brain cells, producing pleasurable sensations

Under normal conditions

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Cells release extra dopamine,causing a stronger signal

On drugs

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Brain cells lose receptors for dopamine, becoming less able to process the chemical. The pleasure signals weaken

After repeated drug use

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Mood-alerting drug-chemical that affects brain activity

Psychoactive

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Occurs when drugs effect is canceled out or reduced by the other

Antagonist

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Occurs when drugs interact to produce greater effects than those that each drug would produce alone

Synergism

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Protective Factors

Family
Social
Personal

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PF
-Strong family bond, parental awareness, clear rules consistently enforced

Family

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PF
-strong bonds to school and community, having positive friends

Social

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PF
-goal oriented, committed to success, involved in extracurriculars, development of strong morals

Personal

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Depressants-A psychoactive drug that....

Slows brain and body reactions

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Stimulants-a drug that...

Speeds up activities of the CNS

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Hallucinogens-a drug that...

Districts perception, thought, and mood

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The leaves' stems, and flowering tops of the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa (can act as a Depressant' Stimulant, Hallucinogen)

Marijuana

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Differ in classification (named from popularity at clubs/raves)

Club drugs

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Inhalants-a__________chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects

Inhalants

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Synthetic drugs similar to the hormone testosterone

Steroids