Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Top 4 Drug Classifications

Do you remember the 4 major classes of drugs that are commonly abused? I bet you do!
Here is a refresher:
1) Stimulants
amphetamines, methamphetamines and cocaine are examples
2) Hallucinogens
LSD(acid), psilocybin(mushrooms), cannabinoids(THC in pot is one example), mescaline
3) Depressants and Sedatives and Hypnotics
Benzodiazepines (xanax/valium), barbiturates (phenobarbital)
4) Narcotics and Opioids and Analgesics
methadone, opiates (heroin)

What is the fastest way for drugs to enter your brain?
A) aspiration
B) swallowing
C) injection

The correct answer is (A), A substance will reach your brain faster if it is aspirated into the lungs, while injection is fast it still takes time to reach the brain through the bloodstream.

Learn more about substance abuse, drug classifications and treatment methods here

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