PSY 240 Week #7 DQ 1 - Narcotics are responsible for...

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Narcotics are responsible for relaxation, pain relief but are also very addictive. Heroin and morphine are the most powerful and addictive drugs available, of the two drugs morphine is used every day in hospitals around the country for pain relief, while heroin was a pain reliever in years past but is illegal today. However, having heroin be illegal has not prevented the abuse and use of the drug in its many forms. In the mentioned example, we have both Jim and Jack, The reason Jim is a heroin addict is most likely because it makes him feel good and when a person has a positive reaction to a drug in many cases they want to feel that reaction again. The only problem with this is the first high is always the best and the addict is always chasing that first high. What causes the good feeling is when neurons in the reward pathway release a neurotransmitter called dopamine, and dopamine is linked to pleasure. The mode for dosing the heroin that is most common is directly injecting the drug intravenously, after the drug enters the

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