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Drugs and Consciousness. Psychoactive Drugs. Definition-drugs that alter a person’s mood perception, and behavior. Depressant. Depressant-relaxes body: impairs memory and judgment. Examples:?????. Examples of Depressant: Alcohol, morphine, heroine. ALL HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!. Stimulants.

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psychoactive drugs
Psychoactive Drugs
  • Definition-drugs that alter a person’s mood perception, and behavior.
depressant
Depressant
  • Depressant-relaxes body: impairs memory and judgment.
  • Examples:?????
stimulants
Stimulants
  • Stimulants- increase energy and alertness
  • Other Examples: Cocaine (depression and cardiovascular stress), Caffeine, and Amphetamines, Ecstasy (dehydration and depression, cognitive functioning)
  • -cause increase in confidence and energy
hallucinogens
Hallucinogens
  • Hallucinogens- causes hallucinations and distorts perception.
  • Example: Marijuana, LSD