Case Studies I - ECSTA SY Ecstasy is used casually and is not considered very addictive 2 4 6 8 10 12 Users In The U.S User s in the U.S[milli ons

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/12/09 Addiction: The constant need for a substance or practice in order to function “normally”. The estimated number of ecstasy users in the U.S. is over 1.9 million, compared to nicotine which is used by over 71.5 million people. At the peak of ecstasy’s “high,” serotonin levels are released by the brain and increased. After use of ecstasy, the serotonin levels are decreased, so the user needs more of the drug to Ecstasy creates a release of nonepinephrine, which dramatically increases heart rate. Changes in the brain due to ecstasy: - Imitates the brains natural chemical messengers - Long term loss of dopamine neuron electrical activity, - Changes in the biochemical make up of the brain - Memory loss, mood changes, and changes in motor skills
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Unformatted text preview: ECSTA SY Ecstasy is used casually and is not considered very addictive. 2 4 6 8 10 12 Users In The U.S. User s in the U.S. [milli ons] Ecsta sy Nicotin e Bella Estes. Samantha Riley. Jennifer Fifield. Terra Magnuson. Leshner, Alan I. "Oops: How Casual Drug Use Leads to Addiction." National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health. 6 Oct. 2007 < http://www.nida.nih.gov/>. "Ecstasy." Brown University Health Education. 16 May 2006. Brown University. 6 Oct. 2007 <http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/od_ecstas y.htm>. "Club Drugs." Drug Facts. 27 Feb. 2007. Office of National Control Drug Policy. 10 Oct. 2007 <http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/club/index.html>. http://www.irishhealth.com/content/image/452/Image1.jpg...
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