Intro-1/2 people arrested US illegal system -This is a serious correlation between drugs/crime-Drugs affect the biological processes in almost every part of the body-In the brain drugs change the way nerve cells send, receive, and process info-3 types, depressant slow CNS, stimulant speed CNS, hallucinogen alter perceptual functions-The brain is programed to reward itself for any positive experience including drug highs-Dopamine is a NT that regulates movement, emotion, and cognition-Overstimulation of the dopamine system produces euphoria leading to addiction-Treatment such as therapy and counseling are available to fight addictionOrigins-Addiction often starts with casual or social use-Where do the drugs come from? Its no surprise that 8/14 abused are prescription-The age group that is at risk the most are teenagers because the planning (prefrontal)-The factors involved are environment and geneticsDepressants-Slow down the central nervous system
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alter perceptual functions, depressant slow CNS, stimulant speed CNS