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Drug

Substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body

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Over-the-Counter (OTC)

Found on the shelves of local pharmacy or grocery stores

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Drug Misuse

Taking or using medicine in a way that is not intended

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Drug Abuse

Intentionally using drugs in a way that is unhealthful, illegal, or both

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Tolerance

The body's need for larger and larger amounts of a drug to produce the same effect

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Overdose

Taking more of a drug that the body can tolerate

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Stimulant

A drug that speeds up the body's functions

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Amphetamines

Strong stimulant drugs that speed up the nervous system

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Depressants

Drugs that slow down the body's functions and reactions, including heart and breathing rates

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Club Drugs

Illegal drugs that are found mostly in nightclubs or at all-night dance parties called raves

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Narcotics

Drugs that get rid of pain and dull the senses

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Hallucinogens

Drugs that distort moods, thoughts, or senses

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Inhalants

Vapors of chemicals that are sniffed or inhaled to get a high

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Drug-Free Zone

A 1000 yard distance around a school where anyone caught with drugs can be arrested

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Drug Possession

When a person has or keeps illegal drugs

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Probation

A set period of time during which a person who has been arrested must check in regularly with a court officer

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Alternative

Another way of thinking or acting

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Assertive

Willing to stand up for yourself in a firm but positive way

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