concious altering drugs

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concious altering drugs
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  1. psychoactive drugs
    a substance that alters perception by changing the body's biochemistry
  2. stimulants
    • speed up activity in the CNS
    • -amphetamines,cocaine,tobacco(nicotine),caffeine
  3. depressants
    • slow down CNS
    • -alcohol, tranquilizers
    • -calm
  4. opiates
    • relieve pain
    • -opium, heroine, porhine
    • -mimic endorphins
  5. psychedelic
    • disrupt normal thought processes
    • -LSD, psilocybin,mescaline
    • -produce hallucinations
  6. marijuana
    • most widely used illicit drug in north america
    • -THC
    • -relaxes
  7. psychoactive drugs produce effects mainly on
    brain neurotransmitters
  8. tolerance
    more and more of the drug is needed to produce the same effect
  9. withdrawal
    when heavy users stop using the drug, they experience uncomfortable symptoms
  10. abuse
    when a drug interferes with a person's functioning or disrupts relationships

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