Psych Ch. 7 Sect. 3

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Psych Ch. 7 Sect. 3
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2011-11-27 14:15:44
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Drugs & Consciousness
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  1. Psychoactive drugs
    • chemicals that affect nervous system
    • cause altered consciousness
  2. Marijuana
    • dried leaves/flowers of Indian hemp
    • produce altered state of consciousness when smoked/ingested
  3. Hallucinations
    perceptions that have no direct external cause
  4. Hallucinogens
    drugs that produce hallucinations
  5. LSD
    • potent psychedelic drug
    • produces distortions of perception & thought
  6. Opiates
    • produce pain reduction
    • overdose causes respitory failure
  7. Alcohol
    • depressant
    • impairs ability to function; mempry & judgement

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