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Category: Antidepressants Pictures
Antidepressants are medications commonly prescribed by psychiatrists and other physicians for alleviating major depression or dysthymia. While their effectiveness and adverse effects are still the subject of many studies and competing claims, sales of antidepressants remain strong. Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro are some of the top-selling antidepressant brands in the market today.
Category: Barbiturates Pictures
Barbiturates are drugs that produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system depression ranging from mild sedation to coma. Derivatives of barbituric acid, barbiturates are also effective as sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, and anticonvulsants. They, however, possess great physical and psychological addiction potential, as barbiturates do give users feelings of relaxed contentment and euphoria.
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Category: Cannabis Pictures
Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal psychoactive drug in the world. Extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa, or more often, Cannabis indica, cannabis comes in two forms: marijuana or grass, the dried leaves and female flower heads; and hashish, compressed blocks of resin. Its main active ingredient is is delta-9-THC or just THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Category: Depressants Pictures
Depressants are chemicals that work on the central nervous system and depress its activity. Because of their sedative, hypnotic and tranquilizing effects, they are commonly referred to as "downers". Alcohol, barbiturates and benzodiazepines belong to this category.
Category: Hallucinogens Pictures
Hallucinogens are substances that produce subjective changes in perception, thought, and feeling. Most of the psychological effects that hallucinogens have on a user are normally associated only with dreams, schizophrenia, or religious exaltation.
Category: Inhalants Pictures
Inhalants are gases, aerosols, or solvents which are breathed in and absorbed through the lungs for an intoxicating effect.
Category: Narcotics Pictures
The word narcotics is often used to refer to some of the most notorious types of drugs. Heroin, cocaine, opium, amphetamines and MDMA all fall under the narcotics category.
Category: Steroids Pictures
Steroids are a class of drugs used for the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Increasing muscle and bone mass, supporting reproduction, treating inflammation and asthma, and regulation of metabolism and immune function are some of the effects of steroids.
Category: Stimulants Pictures
Stimulants are substances that temporarily stimulate the central nervous system. Often referred to as "uppers", stimulants elevate mood, increase feelings of well-being, and increase energy and alertness.
Category: Tobacco Pictures
Tobacco refers to the drug made entirely or partly of leaf tobacco. Intended for consumption by smoking, chewing, snuffing, dipping tobacco, or snus, it is one of the most, if not the most, addictive drug in the world.
Category: Vintage Drug Advertisements Pictures
Old drug advertisements, often from the late 1800's and early 1900's. These ads frequently include drug ingredients that by today's standards would be considered illegal. This collection of americana art provides a glimpse into the time in which the major pharmaceutical companies, many of them being today's giants, sold prescription drugs or tonics with key ingredients such as cocaine or heroin.
Category: Before and After Drug Abuse Pictures
Drug abuse and long-term use typically have significant effects on mental, emotional, and physical health. These photos demonstrate how impactful drug use can be on one's physical appearance.