Types of drugs and general effects

Having basic knowledge about drugs can help you make safer choices & know how to help a mate in need.

Broadly, drugs can be labelled into three types. Stimulants, Depressants and Hallucinogens. Some drugs can be multiple types. Labels are differentiated by the effects the drug have on the central nervous system as well as physical and phycological effects. The Drugs Wheel below breaks these categories down further.


Outer ring: Effects by category

Middle ring: Traditional psychoactive substances

Inner ring: Newer psychoactive substances