300309 - Psychology 1101 Lecture Neuropsychology III...

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Psychology 1101 – Lecture Neuropsychology III Allison Fox 30/03/09 Tolerance - Continued use produces neuroadaptation [on CNS] - Larger quantities to experience the same drug effects Withdrawal - Refers to the discomfort and distress foloowing discontinuance of drug - Physical dependence: physiological need for drug marked by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms e.g. tremor - Psychological dependence: *** Psychoactive drugs - Alcohol - Marijuana/hashish - Cocaine 2001 National Durug Strategy Household Survery - 26, 744 individuals ages 14 years and over surveyed regarding licit and illicit drug use patterns, attitudes *** Approval of use by an adult - Alcohol as the most approved psychoactive substance How much is too much? - Standard drink [vary across culture] - Australia o 10g ethanol o 285ml middy/pot full strength beer o 100ml wine spirits *** o *** Would a person suffer from drinking alcohol in the long-term? -
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