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DRUGS. Drug Tolerance. The diminishing effect with regular dose of the same dose. Psychological v. Physical dependence. Withdrawal. Psychoactive Drugs. Depressants : slow down body functions. Stimulants : arouse body functions.

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drug tolerance
Drug Tolerance
  • The diminishing effect with regular dose of the same dose.

Psychological v. Physical dependence

psychoactive drugs
Psychoactive Drugs
  • Depressants: slow down body functions.
  • Stimulants: arouse body functions.
  • Hallucinogens: distort perceptions or evoke sensation without sensory input.
depressants
Depressants

Alcohol

  • Slows down sympathetic nervous system.
  • Disrupts memory processing.
  • Reduces self-awareness.
  • Involved in up to 60% of all crimes.
  • The worst drug from a macro perspective out there.
depressants7
Depressants

Barbiturates

  • Tranquilizers
  • Taken to sleep (but reduce REM sleep).
  • Taken with other drugs- you can get a synergistic effect.
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Depressants

Opiates

  • Heroin and morphine
  • Addition comes fast and the withdrawal symptoms are bad
stimulants
Stimulants
  • Amphetamines (Speed)
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • “the crash”
hallucinogens
Hallucinogens

LSD (Acid)

  • Can cause PTSD and schizophrenia.
  • Geometric patterns
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Hallucinogens

Marijuana

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinl)
  • Difficult to classify
  • Can amplify senses
  • Is it addictive?