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Stimulants and Substances Types of Psychoactive substances      Depressants o      Reduce (slow) active of CNS      A general sedating effect o      Alcohol      Absorbed into blood stream and slows CNS functioning      Causes disinhibition, possibly because first affects  higher CNS centers responsible for control and inhibition      Gives a realized feeling first later moves to lower, motor  areas o      Sedative-hypnotics:      Barbiturates: first type of tranquilizers used for anxiety      Benzodiazepines: more recent version      Ativan, Librium, Valium, Xanax      Sometimes used by stimulant drug users to come  down from the stimulant o      Opiates- derived from opium      Opium, morphine, codeine, heroin      Heroin includes added chemical structure that make it  more quickly delivered to the brain- potent!      Synthetic opiates- Demerol, Darvon
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 4130 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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