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Psychoactive Drug

Psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the brain functioning, causing changes in behavior, mood and consciousness. Learn more about the different types of psychoactive drugs.

Psychoactive Drugs
While these drugs can be used therapeutically to treat both physical and psychological disorders, they are also used recreationally to alter mood, perceptions and consciousness.

Stimulants are a class of psychoactive drug that tend to increase activity in the brain. These drugs can temporarily elevate alertness, mood and awareness. While some stimulant drugs are legal and widely used, all can be addicting.

What Are Depressants?
Depressants are drugs that inhibit the function of the central nervous system and are among the most widely used drugs in the world. Learn more about the different types of depressants.

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