WVU PSYC 101 - Drug Use (2 pages)

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Drug Use


Lecture number:
11
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
West Virginia University
Course:
Psyc 101 - Introduction to Psychology

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PSYCH 101 1nd Edition Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I Sleep and Dreams Outline of Current Lecture II Drug Use Current Lecture 1 Define drug substance that alters consciousness a Psychoactive drugs drugs that influence a person s emotions perception and behavior b Addictive drugs drugs that produce a biological psychological dependence in the user to that withdrawal from them leads to a craving for the drug 2 How do drugs affect the nervous system a Blocks release of neurotransmitter b Blocks receptor for neurotransmitter c Enhances release of neurotransmitter d Blocks removal of neurotransmitter e Mimics neurotransmitter 3 Depressants Alcohol barbiturates Rohyphnol etc a Major effects decreased anxiety dramatic mood swings suicidal thoughts etc b Withdrawal adverse effects Confusion decreased response to pain shallow breathing dilated pupils etc 4 Stimulants nicotine amphetamines cocaine Adderall etc a Major effects increased confidence mood elevation sense of energy decreased appetite anxiety etc b Withdrawal adverse effects increased blood pressure increased body temperature face picking hallucinations possible death etc 5 Narcotics heroin morphine opiates a Major effects Anxiety and pain decrease difficulty concentrating euphoria b Withdrawal adverse effects Depression low blood pressure rapid heart rate shallow breathing convulsions coma death 6 Hallucinogens cannabis MDMA LSD a Major effects Euphoria relaxed increased appetite disorientation etc b Withdrawal adverse effects Panic paranoia fatigue etc 7 Drug use vs abuse These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute a Always getting high to have fun b Going to work class high c Driving high d Etc



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