Stimulants are a type of drug that makes a person feel “sped up,” for lack of a better term. These types of drugs increase heart rate, alertness levels, breathing, and blood glucose levels. Increased levels give the person a rush of adrenaline and the ability to focus better, which is why stimulants are often prescribed for people with ADHD. Some people also take stimulants to aid in weight loss.
Some of the most common types of stimulants are Adderall, Ritalin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy. People become addicted to stimulants because they get addicted to the rush and become increasingly dependent on it to be able to focus at all.
Depressants, or downers, are essentially the opposite of stimulants. They make everything feel slowed down and are often prescribed to people who suffer from conditions that make it difficult to completely relax. Common depressants are Valium, Xanax, and Rohypnol. Many people who become addicted to depressants feel overwhelmed by their daily stresses and seek ways to avoid that stress.
Hallucinogens drastically alter how the mind perceives the world around the user. People who take hallucinogens often see and hear things that are not there and may experience intense shifting emotions. Common hallucinatory drugs are LSD, Salvia, and Peyote. Hallucinogens are extremely dangerous and can have life-altering effects. Many people use hallucinogens to escape their situations and gain new perspectives. Individuals who use hallucinogens become addicted when they can no longer handle reality.
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