DRUG ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS

DRUG ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS - DRUGALTEREDCONSCIOUSNESS

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DRUG ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS  -since ancient times people have used drugs for social, religious, personal reasons  -wine a sacrament-marijauna alluded to in Chinese emperor herbal book in 2737 BC  -Indians in Ecuador use drugs to contact 'real world'  -north America- alcohol caffeine, tea cola, cigarettes plus illegal drugs  -problems associated with drug abuse as long as recorded  -Buddha 2500 years ago suggested avoidance of intoxicants -Greeks moderation in all  things - -substance abuse costs business 100 billion a year through absenteeism 15,000  die from drugs millions injured-smoking millions of deaths Psychoactive drug: a drug that alters normal mental functioning- mood, perception, or thought; if used medically is called a "controlled substance" SUBSTANCE USE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE   How do we tell if someone dependent? 
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