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Department
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Course
CAS PS 101
Professor
Tracy Dunne
Semester
Fall

Description
Sedatives can work even more strongly than alcohol Ketamine is a tranquilizer used on horses Rufees wipe out memory, and are known at the date rape drug Opiates: Work on the opioid center, our brain’s pain center, super addictive, block out pain, causes dopamine to released, creating a feeling of euphoria Things that affect your drug experience: the dose you take, the “set”, things you do in order to use the drug, the setting, or the environment where the drugs are used Changing the setting where drugs are taken cause the effect to be higher Stimulants do work directly on the dopamine reward pathway, they facilitate neurotransmitter activity, specifically of dopamine and norepinephrine examples of legal stimulants: caffeine and nicotine Amphetamine: prevent reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine, they
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