The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs. Chapter 9. Psychoactive Drugs. A drug which alters a person’s experiences or consciousness Can cause intoxications A state in which sometimes unpredictable physical and emotional changes occur. Addictive Behavior.
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Compulsion or Craving
Loss of Control
1. Developing tolerance to the substance
2. Experiencing withdrawal
3. Taking in larger amounts
4. Expressing a persistent desire to cut down
5. Spending great deal of time obtaining
6. Giving up or reducing important activities
7. Continual usage even with recognition of a problem
Magnification of residence
Unknown Drug constituents
Risks associated with injection drug use
Drugs, society, and families
Shy or lonely?
Feeling low on self-esteem?
Depressed or anxious?
Apathetic or lethargic?
Searching for meaning?
Afraid to say no?
Still feeling peer pressure?