Drugs of Abuse
... OF ABUSE Several studies and reports ities have proven that there is growing incidence of intentional abuse of drugs. These drugs are commonly used as pain relievers, tranquilizers,
sedatives and stimulants used by people of varied ages, both from developing and industrialized countries.
According to Canadian Centre on Drug Abuse (2004; p 6), the moment drugs are used exclusively to build up intensely pleasurable feelings, it is then called drug abuse, and its prolonged use can lead to either physical or psychological dependence, or both. Additionally, there are four classes of drugs: stimulants, hallucinogens, depressants, and anabolic steroids; all creates different effects on the central...