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ch 2 ppt & lecture - History of Drug Use Chapter...

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History of Drug Use Chapter Two “Let us not then simply censure the gift of Dionysus as bad and unfit to be received into the State. For wine has many excellences….Shall we begin by enacting that boys shall not taste wine at all until they are eighteen years of age; we will tell them that fire must not be poured upon fire, whether in the body or in the soul.” Plato, 360 B.C. The Laws
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Ancient Use While there are about 4000 plants that yield psychoactive substances, about 150 have been used. Of those, around 60 are still used, and include:opium, marijuana, coca, tea, betel,coffee, tobacco, and many plants that ferment into alcohol. Uses included medicinal, spiritual, and recreation Alcohol is the most popular and pervasive over the millennia Residue of wine found in Middle East dates to 5000 B.C. Some beer and wine as early as 6400 B.C.
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Other Drugs Opium (5000B.C.), marijuana tea (2700 B.C.,hashish, coca leaves (2500 B.C.). Opium Wars (1839-1858); British won; received Hong Kong, reparations,right to sell opium. British refused to stop selling opium… china wanted them to stop selling but they cont’ Why do you think the British would not stop? They didn’t believe it was addictive… $$ Narcotic Patent medicines
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Alcohol Ancients considered alcohol to be a gift from the gods, Osiris, Dionysus, and Bacchus Egyptians used beer “hek” and wine Rice wine used by the masses in China and Japan
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 477 taught by Professor Ceasar during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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