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Unformatted text preview: Psych 179 Lecture wk# 2-1 10/6/09 Opioid Addiction • Euphoric effects o Heroin-most commonly used parenterally either Subcutaneously (skin popping) Intravenously (mainlining) Incredibly pleasurable effects More lipophilic, passes right into your brain and converts to morphine 1-3 mg Heroin 3-15 mg Morphine o Rush, Kick, thrill o 45 seconds o Nod (sleepiness) o 15-20 minutes o High o Several hours o Being straight (drugs wearing off) o Up to 8 hours o Rush, Kick, Thrill Intent pleasurable Short lasting Similar to cocaine o Nod (sleepiness): Feelings of drowsiness & somnolence lasts about 15-20 minutes: Feeling out of it A state of unawareness of one’s surroundings; an escape from reality Ranges from a slight drooping of eyelids and jaw to complete unconsciousness Individual becomes calm, distracted, content, seems quite uninterested in external events Tolerance develops o High- feelings of general wellbeing accompanied by either: A feeling of boundless energy and strength A pleasant dreamlike state People forget how painful opioid withdrawal is o Being straight: normal, not sick, not suffering from withdrawal symptoms...
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- Fall '09
- Morphine, withdrawal o Withdrawal, Short onset withdrawal