DREXEL PSY 310 - Overview for Units 4 to 7- Module 2 (3 pages)

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Psy 310 - Drugs & Human Behavior

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Overview for Units 4 to 7 Module 2 Alcohol Ch 9 Opiates Ch 10 Stimulants Ch 11 Nicotine and Caffeine Ch 12 Marijuana Ch 13 Hallucinogens Ch 14 In the beginning of the semester we mentioned that our course will be broken up into three sections what I also refer to as modules to get across the material more easily during the past three weeks we covered the first module looking at basic pharmacological principles now that we have reviewed the basic pharmacological principles in the first module to understand various drugs we will turn to specific drugs of abuse over the next four weeks in our second module we will conclude our course with the third module by looking at specific drugs that are used in the treatment of mental disorders now I would like to talk with you give you an overview for the specific drugs of abuse that we will cover in our second module Topics Covered for Each Drug History of Use Origin Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics Dependence and Tolerance Prevention Treatment As you can see from this slide for each of the drugs we will cover its history of use and recent trends its source and origin its pharmaokinetics how the drug is handled by the body its pharmacodyncamics how the drug impacts on the body mostly in terms of neurotransmitter action the nature of physical and psychological dependence for each drug as well as its chronic long term effects the role of tolerance and sensitization for some drugs and finally the most promising models of prevention and treatment Estimated Economic Cost to Society Due to Substance Abuse and Addiction http www drugabuse gov pubs teaching Teaching6 Teaching html Drug abuse costs the United States economy hundreds of billions of dollars in increased health care costs crime and lost productivity The total costs of drug abuse and addiction due to use of tobacco alcohol and illegal drugs are estimated at 524 billion a year Illicit drug use alone accounts for 181 billion in health care productivity loss crime



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