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Drug

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

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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 or illegal

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Marijuan

Dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, called cannabis sativa

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Stimulant

Drug that speeds up the body's functions

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Depressant

Drug that slows down the body's functions and reaction, 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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Hallucinogens

Drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses

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Narcotics

Drugs that get rid of pain and dull the senses

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Inhalants

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

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Anabolic Steroids

Substances that cause muscle tissue to develop at an abnormally high rate

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Substance Abuse

Using illegal or harmful drugs, including any use of alcohol while under the legal drinking age

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Alternative

Another way of thinking or acting

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Drug Rehabilitation

Process in which a person relearns how to live without an abused drug

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