taking an excessive amount of drug that leads to coma or death
OVERDOSE
Another name for a police officer
COP
Drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system
STIMULANT
A drug that needs a written order from a doctor
PRESCRIPTION
A disease of the liver that leaves behind scar tissue
CIRRHOSIS
Microorganisms called yeast feed on the sugars and foods such as malted grains, and grapes
FERMENTATION
White patches on smokers tongues or mouth
LEUKOPLAKIA
A chemical substance that is taken to cause changes in a persons body or behavior
DRUG
Smoke that is exhaled from the smokers lungs
MAINSTREAM
The amount of alcohol in a person's blood, expressed as a percentage
BAC
The disease in which people can no longer control their use of alcohol
ALCOHOLISM
Cancer-causing agent
CARCINOGEN
Increased amounts of alcohol are needed to achieve the original effects
TOLERANCE
A disorder in which alveoli in the lungs can no longer function properly
EMPHYSEMA
Medicines that can be purchased without a doctors prescription
OTC
A drug that comes from the leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the hemp plant
MARIJUANA
Against the law
ILLEGAL
The after effects of drinking too much alcohol
HANGOVER
A hallucinogen that is also known as "angel dust"
PCP
A state in which a persons mental and physical abilities are impaired by alcohol or another substance
INTOXICATION
Finely ground powdered tobacco
SNUFF
Smoke that goes directly into the air from cigarettes
SIDESTREAM
A period of time that a drinker cannot recall
BLACKOUT
Breathable chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects
INHALANT
A group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking a drug
WITHDRAWAL
The combination of mainstream and sidestream smoke
SECONDHAND
A drug that slows brain and body reactions
DEPRESSANT
A very addictive chemical in tobacco products
NICOTINE
A powerful but short-acting stimulant
COCAINE
Dark sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns
TAR

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