Drugs

Nicotine

Drugs � 21 Mar, 2007

Nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the world, and smoking cigarettes is the most popular method of using nicotine. Nicotine is a physically and psychologically addictive drug. It is…

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Alcohol

Drugs � 20 Mar, 2007

alcoholicAlcoholism is defined as alcohol seeking and consumption behavior that is harmful. Long-term and uncontrollable harmful consumption can cause alcohol-related disorders that include: antisocial personality disorder, mood disorders (bipolar and major depression) and anxiety…

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Cannabinoids

Drugs � 19 Mar, 2007

cannabisCannabinoids are a group of terpenophenolic compounds present in Cannabis sativa L. or Indian hemp plant. All parts of the plant contain psychoactive substances, with tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) making up the highest percentage. The most…

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Marijuana

Drugs � 18 Mar, 2007

jointMarijuana - often called grass, reefer, weed, herb, mary jane, or mj-is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. Most users smoke marijuana…

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Opioids

Drugs � 16 Mar, 2007

opiumAn opioid is a chemical substance that has a morphine-like action in the body. The main use is for pain relief. These agents work by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in…

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