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Unformatted text preview: Loss of contact with reality because of amphetamine use User tends to have paranoid delusions Cocaine Central Nervous System stimulant derived from leaves of coca plant; also used as local anesthetic From 1886-1906, Coca-Cola did indeed have cocaine in it! Highly addictive drug Increases dopamine and noradrenaline Anhedonia (Inability to Feel Pleasure): Common after cocaine withdrawal MDMA (Ecstasy) Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Chemically similar to amphetamine Causes brain to release extra serotonin Created by small variations in a drugs structure May cause severe liver damage and fatal heat exhaustion Repeated use damages serotonergic brain cells, increases anxiety and depression, and leads to memory impairment...
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