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Lecture 6

PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Wisdom Tooth, Oxycodone, Date Rape

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PSYC 1010
Vivienne Monty

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What do drugs and alcohol have to do
with consciousness?
drugs that change the way that you
think, feel, and behavior. (Drugs
that alter your consciousness).
Psychoactive substances
also alters your consciousness.
Causes most deaths than any other
drug. Causes more deaths than all
the illegal drugs combined.
Alcohol is a depressant
18-21 years (most drinking age)
Binge: 5 or more drinks in one sitting.
Driving Intoxicated
Unsafe sex
Date rape
Academic Difficulties
Broken Relationships
50-60% of murders are committed under
the influence of alcohol… (Men who are
predisposed to violence). Aggressive
tendencies become really dangerous
60-70% of domestic violence occurs under
the influence.
Alcohol - Critical Thinking
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Memory loss
Alcohol will destroy brain tissue.
Destroys liver
In critical thinking section - lists health
issues of chronic alcoholic.
Depressed - physiologically
Drinking to overcome
Depressed because of overdrinking
Emotional Consequences
Alcohol as a self-medication
Those with low self-esteem or are feeling
down -> drink alcohol to feel better.
Prolonged use -> physiological
Test (y/n)
Do you drink more and more to get drunk or high
Do you feel low after drinking
Do you feel guilty now and then about drinking
Do you eat irregularly or not at all after drinking
THC - Active ingredient.
Heightened sensation
Hallucinogen -Slight hallucination
Equivalent of smoking 20 cigarettes
AIDS, cancer, physical illnesses
Important for increase in
appetite (prevent weight loss)
Legal for medical uses
Effects not as lethal as alcohol
10% who start become dependent
used to fix depression
sleeping problems
emotional problems
Designer drug (early 90's)
'Rave' drug, 'love' drug
Sense of love and connection
Damage in brain
Personality effects:
Drugs (cont'd)
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