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Name:Jesse McKayDate:February 27th2.07 Drugs and BehaviorDepressants: AlcoholRelaxant; relieve inhibitions, impair memory and judgmentTranquilizers: Barbiturates, benzodiazepines (valium, Xanax)Relieve anxiety; relax muscles; induce sleepOpiates: Morphine, heroinDecrease pain; decrease attention to real world; unpleasant withdrawaleffects as drug’s effect wears offStimulants: Caffeine, amphetamines, cocaineIncrease energy, alertnessMixed Stimulant-Depressants: NicotineStimulate brain activity, but most smokers say cigarettes relax themDistortion of Experience: Marijuana (THC)Intensifies sensory experiences; distorts perception of time; can relieveglaucoma, nausea, sometimes impairs learning and memoryHallucinogens: LSD, MescalineCause hallucinations, sensory distortions, and occasionally panic

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