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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 395
Professor
Denti
Semester
Fall

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10/31/2013 10/31/13 Marijuana most used drug then cocaine Cocaine block dopamine reuptake  Nicotine use disorder Stimulates nicotinic acetylcholine receptors giving sensation of relaxation, wellness, pleasure Highly addictive­ high relapse rates Psychoactive substance, produces patterns of dependence, tolerance and withdrawal comparable to those  of other drugs  Smokers dose themselves to maintain nicotine in blood stream More men than women smoke, women who do are afraid quitting will make them gain weight  Caffeine use disorder Dependence­ gentle stimulant used regularly by 90% of americans Elevate mood, reduce fatigue large doses can cause jitteriness and insomnia  Opiods Narcotic­chemical in the opium poppy Analgesics (help relieve pain) heroin, opium, codeine, morphine “opiate” refers to the natural chemical in opium poppy that has a narcotic effect  broader term opiods refers to family of substance of natural opiates induce euphoria withdrawal symptoms Hallucinogens­alter sensory perception Can produce illusions paranoia or hallucinations Marijuana, LSD, psilocybin Change the way user perceives the world May contain as many carcinogens as tobacco smoke  LSD is most common hallucinogenic  drug Inhalants­ volatile solvents, breathed into lungs directly Spray paint, nail polish remover, glue, markers etc Inhalants are most commonly used by young males (13­15) who are economically disadvantaged  Drugs are rapidly absorbed into bloodstream through the lungs the High resembles alcohol intoxication  including dizziness slurred speech Build up tolerance Increased aggression Long term use can damage bone marrow, kidneys, liver, and brain Anabolic Steriods­derived or synthesized from testosterone Used medicinally or to increase body mass No associated high “cycling” or “stacking” patterns of use legit medical uses are for asthma, anemia, breast cancer and males with inadequate sexual development c
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