Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects


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A psychoactive drug Y if taken can have mind-altering capabilities. Y is usually a volatile substance with strange effects, ranging from stimulation to loss of coordination to hallucination and delusions. A common example of Y is paint thinner.

Identify Y.

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1. Opioids are drugs that are intended to _____.

2. Which psychoactive drug excites the activity of the central nervous system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the classifications and effects of drugs with this quiz and worksheet. It will ask questions about the various types of drugs and their effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be asked to do the following:

  • Identify the various types of drugs
  • Describe the effects of each drug type
  • Differentiate between the drugs

Skills Practiced

Those who use the quiz/worksheet will be improving these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull critical information from the accompanying lesson plan on the classifications and effects of drugs
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define each of the drug types including stimulants and narcotics
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of drugs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects and characteristics of each drug type

Additional Learning

For more information, check out the accompanying lesson Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects. It will help you achieve these goals:

  • Define stimulants, depressants, and cannabis
  • Define hallucinogens, narcotics, and inhalants
  • Identify the characteristics of each drug type
  • Understand the effects of the each drug type