Flashcards in Recreational Drugs Deck (14)
What is a recreational drug?
A drug that is taken for fun
What is a drug?
Any chemical that alters the chemical reactions in the body or the nervous system.
Illegal recreational drugs can be split into 2 types of classes, what are they?
Hard drugs or soft drugs
Name 2 hard drugs
Name a soft drug
Heroin, ecstasy and cannabis are illegal because they can cause...
Circulatory system problems (veins and arteries)
Why might people take recreational drugs?
They enjoy the feeling
It relaxes them
It helps them to cope with personal problems
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.
Some people think cannabis is a 'gateway drug'. What does this mean?
That cannabis brings people into contact with drug dealers.
Give 2 examples of legal recreational drugs
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.
What are the negative impacts of smoking?