1) Psychoactive Drugs Is a chemical substance that has the ability to alter mood, thinking, sensation and perception 2) There are four routes of drug administration such as: inhalation which is the way drugs can be passed to the lungs this involves things such as gas, Injection is where a drug is injected in the body from a needle to the vein and delivers the quickest reaction, Oral ingestion which is when a drug is being taking by mouth and may be mixed in with some type of liquid and sent to gastrointestinal tract and Topical application is where the drug is given in some form of cream or drops. 3) Physiological dependence is a biochemical needed to repeat administration of a substance addiction while psychological dependence is a state in which individuals crave drugs to satisfy some personality or emotional need. 4) The occasionally inappropriate or unintentional use of a medication is called drug misuse while drug abuse is the use of a chemical substance that results in physical, mental, emotional, or social impalement. 5) Narcotics is a drug that induces stupor an insensibility in any additive drug subject to illegal use. Narcotics can be used to relieve pain under a doctor prescription. There are certain drugs in the narcotic family such as: opium, morphine, Heroin, and Codeine.
- Spring '14