Explore the variety of effects of different types of psychoactive drugs - from stimulants to depressants - on the brain's chemistry and function.
- Drugs that affect the brain in a way that alters our emotions, behaviour or consciousness are said to be psychoactive.
- There are three main categories of psychoactive drugs: stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens.
- Some drugs can make you feel more energetic, while others decrease your emotions or make you see things that don't exist.
- Drugs can be very dangerous: they can distort reality and often lead to harmful addiction.