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Other Drugs

Drugs are any substance that change a person’s physical or mental state.

The vast majority of drugs are used to treat medical conditions, both physical and mental. Some, however, are used outside the medical setting for their effects on the mind. These are referred to as recreational drugs.

Recreational drugs include:

  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Some prescription medications

While many people choose to never use drugs, we live in a society where they exist. It is therefore important to have an understanding of different drugs and their effects on health.

Click on the resource links to find out more information about recreational drug use.