Substance Abuse : Drugs of Abuse
- Substance abuse is defined as excessive use or misuse of drugs or alcohol for intoxicating or mind altering effects.
- Abused substances have become progressively more potent, and their routes of administration have become increasingly effective, resulting in greater risks of addiction and toxicity.
- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
- Synthetic cathinones (Bath salts) -Methcathinone, Butylone, Naphyrone, Methylene dioxypyrovalerone
|Indole Amines||Phenyl alkyl amines||Aryl cyclo hexyl amines||Cannabinoids|
|Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)||Mescaline||Phencyclidine||Marijuana ( Tetrahydrocannabinol)|
|Lysergic acid amide|
Note: Alcohol dependance is treated by following drugs-
4. Prescription drug abuse
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