Lecture 1 - Overview

Misuse inappropriate applicamon abuse use that

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Unformatted text preview: drugs and addicMon? What forces shape drug policy (e.g. scienMfic, economic, poliMcal) What Makes a Drug Legal or Illegal? •  The disMncMon we someMmes make is between –  drugs that give pleasure directly (recrea4onal use) –  drugs that give people the ability to funcMon in society (which can indirectly lead to pleasure) (instrumental use) •  How are drugs (legal/illegal) misused and/or abused? –  misuse: inappropriate applicaMon –  abuse: use that produces physical, mental, or social impairment Why some do and some...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2014 for the course COGS 174 taught by Professor Pineda during the Winter '11 term at UCSD.

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