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AddictionFurther Information about different types of substance abuse and addictions.
Depressants are drugs that slow down the activity of the central nervous system, which reduces a person’s alertness and slows down functions such as breathing and heart rate. Alcohol is the most commonly abused depressant, but this category also includes Barbiturates, Tranquilizers and even Nicotine.
Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that cause hallucinations—sensations and images that seem real though they are not. LSD, Peyote (Mescalin), Psilocybin (Mushrooms), Marijuana, PCP and Salvia are all hallucinogenic drugs.