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Drug Study Guide Terms on Drug Information Addiction- a behavioral pattern characterized by compulsion, loss of control and continued repetition of a behavior or activity in spite of adverse consequence. Psychological dependence- a strong craving for a drug. Your mind thinks that you need it Physical Dependence- physiological changes in the body’s cell leads to tolerance. Withdraw and death is common. Drug Misuse- taking a prescription of someone else’s Drug Abuse- taking a drug for the wrong reasons Drugs have 3 Behavior Factors 1. Predisposing –making individuals susceptible 2. Reinforcing- facilitate drug use and abuse peer pressure 3. Enabling-includes experimentation, risk taking, beliefs, values and physical health Drugs taken orally usually take 30 minutes to take effect Drugs taken thru an IV injection usually take seconds Ways of taking drugs 1. Subcutaneous- beneath the skin 2. Intramuscular-into the muscle 3. Intravenous- into the vein Toxicity level- a drug becomes poisonous to the body to cause temporary damage Locally- a drug works specifically in the body on one area ex: a tooth ache Cumulative- a drug that continues to build up in the body 5.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs Most illegal drug on college campuses: Marijuana Psychotropic: means mind altering Most widely used psychotropic drug is Caffeine Tolerance- The need for an increased dose of a substance Withdrawal- the development of either psychological or physical symptoms from the discontinuation of the use of a drug or substance Stimulants- are amphetamines
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Most abused drug on the job is Cocaine No. 1 drug problem of youth- Alcohol Most common drinking age is 15-34 years’ old Alcohol is a depressant Cirrhosis- disease of the liver
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Drug Facts Cocaine Terms: Snow, blow, crack, coke and dream. 1.4 million current users Common age- 18 to 34 most common age, came into US in late 1800’s psychologically and physically addictive, acts a stimulant on the central nervous system. Sniffed effects last about 30 minutes and produce effects on the body such as increased heart rate, fatigue, Personality effects: lying, stealing, job problems, hallucinations, paranoia, depression. Withdrawal symptoms: Extreme irritability, sluggishness, nausea, disorganized thinking. Remain in system for 8 days. Snorting takes 14.6 minutes to take effect. 1914 outlawed. 1 gram is 90.00 to 100.00 dollars tested through urine, hair follicle. First in Coca-Cola, first used for depression and anesthetic Mushrooms Terms: magic mushrooms, shrooms, caps, liberty caps, silly cybin, and cubes 75 species of mushrooms. Brought into the US in 1955. Time in system is 3 to 4 days. Common age of hallucinogen users is 18 to 25 years old. Mushrooms can be dried or made into teas or cooked into food. Cost is 5 to 10.00 dollars per gram. Usually a one-time thing users.
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