A psychoactive drug is known a chemical substance that can alter someone’s mood or behavior. Some examples are shown as, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, cocaine, and opiates. The most used psychoactive stimulant in the world is caffeine. Personally, I use caffeine every day to feel alert and energetic in the morning. I'll make a cup of tea to start my day. Later on, in the afternoon I may stop at Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts for an iced coffee to keep me going throughout the day. If I don't have caffeine during the day I start to feel very tired and sick.
Many people that are feeling stressed may use nicotine or cannabis to feel more relaxed. People that struggle with anxiety may use opiates that produce a rush of an elevated mood. After someone starts to feel an intense craving for this particular drug it becomes an addiction. A craving can be shown by an uncontrollable urge for something. When someone is addicted to a drug they will start to go through withdrawals when they are not given the drug because it creates an unpleasant feeling. After someone has abstained a drug, but take it again this is called a drug relapse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwZcPwlRRcc