SOC SCI 164D Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Methamphetamine, Caffeine, Crack Cocaine

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Tunnel vision makes kids think they only have limited options. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, early exposure to violence, in a neighborhood where violence is used. When puberty starts for men, they get spontaneous, random erections sometimes. When you"re poor, how do you eat: when you"re poor, there is an easy money source in gangs. Family life can have a profound impact on childhood development. Children mimic parent"s behavior and attitudes: children see, children do. Crying is not a sign of weakness; crying is when you have so much emotional and psychological crap in your brain that you need some way to release it. Girls can get addicted to drugs easier than men. Drugs of addiction play tricks on the brain"s reward system. When you release dopamine, that"s when you feel good. When you"re in imminent danger, you can fight, flight, or freeze (controlled by reptilian brain)

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