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The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord.
It is composed of specialized cells called neurons. The central nervous system plays a vital role as the “executive” center of the nervous system, and governs all thinking, feeling, and purposive action.
Mind-altering drugs of addiction have their effects by altering the biochemistry of the central nervous system.
CNS depressants slow down (or "depress") the normal activity that goes on in the brain. Doctors often prescribe them for people who are anxious or can't sleep. When taken as directed, they can be safe and helpful. But when people take someone else's prescription drugs or take the drugs for entertainment or pleasure, they may experience dangerous consequences.

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