It is helpful to know the categories of drugs when preparing for caring for drug-exposed infants.
Following is a drug primer by classification including their common names.
Amphetamines, cocaine, crack, tobacco
Alcohol, barbiturates, tranquilizers, Qualudes
Marijuana, LSD, PCP, peyote/mescaline
Glue, nail polish remover, gasoline
Opium, Heroin, Methadone
Psychotropic Prescription Drugs for
Haloperidol, chlorpromazine, thioridazine
Morphine, Oxycodone, OxyCotin, Vicodin
Increase the activity of the heart and provide a temporary sense of well-being.
Excite the brain with resulting mood changes and even short-term insanity.
Act on the central nervous system to produce both euphoria and drowsiness.
Alter the mind to give a brief feeling of euphoria
Reduces the sensation of pain and gives a feeling of well-being.
Are used to treat emotional, mental and metabolic disorders.
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