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SOCL 2501 - Exam 3 - Sociology Exam 3 Chapter 13 Alcohol...

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Sociology Exam 3 Chapter 13 Alcohol and Drugs Drug Use and Abuse a. Drug: any substance – other than food or water – that directly affects the brain or nervous system when ingested b. Social Construction of Drugs: Definitions concerning drugs and drug-related behaviors based on the meanings that people in groups have imputed to certain things and behaviors c. Drug Abuse: excessive or inappropriate use of a drug that results in some form of physical, mental, or social impairment d. Drug Addiction: psychological or physiological need for a drug to maintain sense of well-being and avoid withdrawal symptoms Politics of Drugs a. The labeling of some drugs as licit and others as illicit depends on the definition of drugs by the most powerful interest groups, which are able to get their definitions incorporated into the law Commonly Abused Illegal Drugs a. Marijuana b. Psychedelics/Hallucinogens LSD, peyote, PCP c. GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Buterate) “Date rape” drug d. Narcotics Heroin, Opium e. Cocaine Legal But Dangerous Drugs a. Alcohol b. Nicotine cigarettes c. Barbituates Barbituric acid – over 2500 derivations have been synthesized. Used as an anesthetic and to treat anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy. Similar experience to alcohol d. Drugs for Social Control of Youth Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta Facts about Alcohol Consumption a. Those in their 20’s, drink more than those in their 30’s and 40’s. b.
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SOCL 2501 - Exam 3 - Sociology Exam 3 Chapter 13 Alcohol...

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