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1

What is a recreational drug?

A drug that is taken for fun

2

What is a drug?

Any chemical that alters the chemical reactions in the body or the nervous system.

3

Illegal recreational drugs can be split into 2 types of classes, what are they?

Hard drugs or soft drugs

4

Name 2 hard drugs

Heroin
Ecstasy

5

Name a soft drug

Cannabis

6

Heroin, ecstasy and cannabis are illegal because they can cause...

Heart problems
Circulatory system problems (veins and arteries)

7

Why might people take recreational drugs?

They enjoy the feeling
It relaxes them
It helps them to cope with personal problems

8

Some people think cannabis is a stepping stone to harder drugs. What does this mean?

That people who try cannabis may have an increased desire to try harder drugs.

9

Some people think cannabis is a 'gateway drug'. What does this mean?

That cannabis brings people into contact with drug dealers.

10

Give 2 examples of legal recreational drugs

Alcohol
Nicotine
Caffeine

11

Why do legal drugs have a bigger impact on society than illegal drugs?

Because more people use legal recreational drugs e.g. alcohol and nicotine.

12

What are the negative impacts of smoking?

lung disease
cancer
nicotine addiction
heart attacks

13

Alcohol causes..

slower reactions
liver disease
addiction

14

Why are alcohol and nicotine so bad for society?

It costs NHS money to treat the effects of alcohol and nicotine.
Police time costs money for dealing with effects of alcohol
People being too ill to go to work costs the economy.