Psychoactive Drugs - 2. Ex: zanzibars! iv. Alcohol d....

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I. Psychoactive Drugs a. Drugs that alter thinking, perception and memory. Physical Dependence 1. Tolerance increases with use 2. Withdrawal happens when you quit a. Functioning at a different level 3. Negative reinforcement ii. Psychological Dependence 1. Think 2. Any Drug b. Stimulants (can overdose) i. Class of drugs that increase the functioning of the nervous system ii. Amphetamines 1. Created in a lab 2. Give you more stamina iii. Cocaine 1. Used to be like caffeine is today 2. Crack is the newest form—most addictive iv. Nicotine 1. Most addictive drug v. Caffeine c. Depressants (can overdose) i. Class of drugs that decrease the functioning of the nervous system ii. Barbiturates 1. Strong sedatives iii. Benzodiazepines 1. Reduce anxiety, claming
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Ex: zanzibars! iv. Alcohol d. Narcotics i. Class of opium-related drugs that suppress pain and mimic endorpohins (all come from poppy plants) ii. Opium iii. Morphine iv. Heroin 1. The street version of morphine 2. More addictive e. Hallucinogens i. Class of drugs that cause false sensory messages and alter perception of reality ii. LSD (acid) iii. PCP 1. A horse sedative iv. MDMA (extasy) 1. Stimulant and hallucinogen 2. Used to treat PTSD 3. Discovered accidentally when trying to treat parkinsons v. Marijuana 1. Nobody really knows where to put it, except not a narcotic vi. Psilocybin Mushrooms vii. Paote- Mescaline 1. Legal for the Native Americans...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course PSY 105 taught by Professor Gordon during the Fall '07 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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