Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Psychoactive Drugs and the Drug Problem

In my second Background Briefing, I describe a classification of psychoactive drugs based on their major mode of action on the mind. The classification groups drugs into stimulants, sedatives, opiates, hallucinogens, and drugs with mixed actions.

The multitude of of factors that influence the way that a drug can affect a person, and that ultimately can contribute to a drug problem, are briefly introduced.

'There is a long and tangled path between the psychoactive drug and the drug problem in today's society.'

DDN (10/01/05)

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