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Unformatted text preview: -the tendency of the body to attempt to compensate for the effects of a drug.-by producing effects that are opposite to the drugs effects. A GENERAL DRUG CLASSIFICATION-STIMULANTS: cause acceleration of the central nervous system by facilitation the release and retarding the uptake of dopamine, serotonin , and/or norephinphrine-INCLUDESL caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, and cocaine DEPRESSANTS-inhibit the central nervous system calming neural activity and slowing down b-includes: alcohol, sedatives (tranquilizers & barbiturates), opiates (opium, heroin, morphine) WARNING SIGNS OF ALCOHOLISM-drinking blackouts-blackouts-regretting things done or said when drunk-feeling low or guilty after drinking-failing to honor a resolve to drink less-drinking to alleviate depression anxiety-drinking alone-avoiding family or friends when drinking-trying to hide the amount that you drink...
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