What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses


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Psychoactive drugs include all of the following except

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1. Psychoactive drugs that increase the production of the neurotransmitter GABA are called

2. If you take a drug long enough, it can create a tolerance. Tolerance with a drug can lead to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A drug is a substance that affects your body in some way. A psychoactive drug is a drug that specifically affects your consciousness. This assessment will test you on the various psychoactive drugs and their effects on conscious states. Some things the assessment will test you on include the influence of specific drugs and drug tolerance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Drugs that are examples of stimulants
  • Psychoactive drugs that increase production of GABA
  • The class of drug that includes LSD and mescaline
  • The effects of drug tolerance
  • Effects on the influence of drugs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the characteristics of psychoactive drugs, the different types of psychoactive drugs, and the specific effects of each type
  • Defining key concepts - use your understanding of the topic to define the specific classes of psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and narcotics
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify the types of psychoactive drugs, drugs that fall under each type, and other facts pertaining to psychoactive drug use

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of psychoactive drugs, review the corresponding lesson called Psychoactive Drugs. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of psychoactive drugs
  • Stimulants
  • Classification of LSD
  • Effects of drug tolerance