Unformatted text preview: dance all night and PCP can be used to increase aggressiveness. 8) To change the body: drugs used for weight loss or muscle gain (stimulants, steroids). 9) Self-medication: marihuana is an example of drugs used without medical supervision to alleviate the pains of a certain illness 10) Because they are illegal: simple enough…people want to do it because they are not supposed to. PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS THAT ARE NOT ILLEGAL (Pg. 177-78) • ALCOHOL: next to tobacco and caffeine, this is one of the world’s most abused and popular drugs • The popularity of alcohol came about because in older times, alcohol was a “safer” drink because it killed bacteria…therefore, people would rather get drunk than get cholera from dirty water....
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- Spring '11
- Recreational drug use, Psychedelic drug, illegal drugs, close religious association