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Chemical Substance Use and Abuse

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Across
Other common name: Psilocin. "magic mushroom"
Increases strength and endurance Physical effects: Increased blood pressure, loss of appetite Method: snorting
Used to reduce anxiety, relax muscles, sedatives
(rock) mixed with water, ammonium hydroxide, cocaine; spreads AIDS through sharing needles Method: injection
Affects moods, perceptions, bodily functions, consciousness
Reddening of the eyes, dryness of the throat and mouth, slight rise in heart rate. feeling "high" or "floating"
Used to relieve insomnia and anxiety
Number 1 killer drug. Nicotine is the primary drug
PHENCYCLIDINE: Distorts the senses, disrupts balance, leads to an inability to think clearly
Reduces hunger, fatigue, bordem, improves alertness and motor activity
When sniffed causes blood vessels to dilate and heart rate to increase when left open the chemical evaporates (gas)
Down
Similar to adrenalin/ Followed by Mental depression and fatigue
Produce a temporary increase in a person's activity level or efficiency
Distort the user's perceptions, creating hallucinations consisting of sensory impressions of sights and sounds that do not exist. 6 Types
Unsaitary injections can cause hepatitis, Aids, and other infections Opiates: smoked Morphine & Heroin: snorted
Synthetic male hormones, derivatives of testosterone
Also known as Methaqualone or "love drug": enhances sexual pleasure, and gives a feeling of euphoria
Last for 3-6 hours; leads to dehydration, hypertension and heart or kidney failure
Similar to AMYL NITRATE. side effects: fainting, headaches, dizziness
Derived from a cactus plant. Mescaline is the synthetic form
Beer, wine, vodka, brandy
LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE: A synthetic material derived from a fungus (ergot) that grows on rye and other plants.