Disruption to Body Coordination

7.2  Disruption to Body Coordination
1. Types of drugs
Type of drugs Explanation Examples
  • Prevents or slow down impulse transmission in body coordination
  • User will be sleepy and less anxious
  • Barbiturates
  • Alcohol
  • Speeds up impulse transmission in body coordination
  • User feel very confident and alert to the surroundings
  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Chemical substances that can be inhaled through breathing
  • Causes hallucination
  • Damages the brain, lungs and kidneys
  • Solvent
  • Gas substance
  • Changes the path of impulses in the brain
  • Causes hallucination, affect perception
  • Affects muscle coordination
  • Causes hearing of voices and seeing objects that are non-existent
  • Ketamine
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide

2. Factors that cause drug abuse

  • Curiosity
  • Peer influence
  • Seeking pleasure
  • Desire to overcome sadness 
  • Desire to forgot problems

3. Effect of drug and alcohol abuse on body coordination

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Unclear speech
  • Slow reflex action
  • Loss of balance

4. Effects of drug and alcohol abuse on physical and mental health

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Violent behaviour
  • Hallucination