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Psychotropic substances are those which affect mental activity, behaviour or perception, as mood altering drugs. Their abuse leaves a disastrous impact on the psyche and body of the users.

Besides the narcotic drugs from natural sources (Cannabis, Cocaine and Heroin), there are many psychotropic substances and drugs in use. The list of these drugs keeps on changing as new drugs keep emerging in the market. Their abuse has become rampant. Examples are Amphetamines, Pseudoephedrine, Coedine, Anti allergics, Sleeping pills, Pain killers, etc.

In addition to the drugs from the pharmacy, there are petroleum products e.g. petrol, glue, ink removers, nail polish removers, kerosene. Most common volatile substances used in India are ink-removing fluids and glue

Posted On: 08/12/2018

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