Alcohol is called a depressant drug because it slows
down your brain’s ability to think and to make decisions and
judgements. Whether the alcohol comes in beer, wine, or liquor doesn’t
matter. It’s the amount of alcohol in your drink, not the type of
drink, that affects you.
Barbiturates are powerful depressant drugs - which
means they slow down your central nervous system. That’s why the slang
word for them is “downers.”
Caffeine. As with the discovery of many other drugs, the
biological effects of caffeine were first noted as a result of the
observance of animal behaviour.
Cannabis, Marijuana, hashish and hashish oil are all products
of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, a hardy annual that grows in both
tropical and temperate climates.
Hallucinogens are drugs that bend your mind so that you see and hear things that don’t really exist – you have hallucinations.
Steroids include a wide variety of chemicals found
in both plants and animals - for example, cholesterol, toad poisons, sex
hormones, and plant toxins.
Solvents & Aerosols are drugs that were never meant to be drugs.