Alcohol syndrome fas opiates opiate use disorder opium

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Unformatted text preview: s judgment (people may not be aware) Long-Term Effects, Prolonged Abuse • Malnutrition: less food, less nutrient absorption • Brain Damage: memory loss, confabulation • Delirium Tremens (DTs), (withdrawal) • Delirious, feverish, unpleasant hallucination Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) OPIATES (Opiate use disorder) Opium: “Plant of Joy”, used since 7000BC Morphine (1806): derived from opium Heroin: invented as “less addictive” morphine OxyContin: Abusers may turn to cheaper heroin Overdose: Death results from respiratory distress 2 12/9/13 STIMULANTS • Act on brain, sympathetic nervous system • Euphoric, energized...
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