Drugs and Behavior Chap 1 Notes

Drugs and Behavior Chap 1 Notes - Poor school performance...

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Drugs and Behavior Notes Chapter 1: Why is the drug being used? Vicodin prescribed for pain relief vs. Vicodin used for pleasurable feelings How is the drug being taken? Chewing coca leaves vs. snorting cocaine How much of the drug is being used? Two beers vs. ten shots of tequila Four Principles of Psychoactive Drugs *Drugs, per se, are not good or bad *Every drug has multiple effects *Both the size and the quality of a drug’s effect depend on the amount the individual has taken *The effects of any psychoactive drug depend on the individual’s history and expectations Correlates of Drug Use Risk factors include: Community, parental, and peer attitudes and behaviors Antisocial/problem behaviors
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Unformatted text preview: Poor school performance Protective factors include: Involvement in religious activities Perceived risk of drug use Gateway Substances Gateway substances are perhaps best thought of as early indicators of a basic pattern of deviant behavior resulting from a variety of risk factors Alcohol and tobacco are sometimes considered gateways to the use of illicit drugs Motives for Drug Use Characteristics of drugs can reinforce their use Altered states of consciousness Societal, community, and family factors play an important role in whether an individual tries a drug Drug factors play an important role in whether an individual continues to use a drug...
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