Download Presentation - The PPT/PDF document "Part Two: DRUGS Drugs: Engage Hyper..." is the property of its rightful owner. Permission is granted to download and print the materials on this web site for personal, non-commercial use only, and to display it on your personal computer provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright notices contained in the materials. By downloading content from our website, you accept the terms of this agreement.
Visit the following to see what psychoactive drugs do in your brain:
body processes.More powerful ones (like cocaine) give people feelings of invincibility.The most popular stimulants are cocaine, amphetamines such as methamphetamine, Ritalin, ephedrine, ecstasy, crack.
hand tremors, sweating, talkativeness, tinnitus, suppresses fatigue or sleepiness, increases alertnessCaffeinism: Physiological dependence on caffeineWithdrawal: Insomnia, irritability, loss of appetite, chills, racing heart, elevated body temperature
Natural stimulant found mainly in tobacco
May cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, tremorsHighly AddictiveResponsible for 97% of lung cancer deaths in men, 74% in women
hat is in a cigarette?
Slows down body processes.AlcoholAnxiolytics (barbiturates and tranquilizers)
More than 86 billion dollars are spent annually on alcoholic beverages.Alcohol is involved in
60% of ALL crimes.Alcohol is involved in over 70% of sexually related crimes.
Is it worth the cost?
Involved in up to
of all crimes.
Dawn Farm Education Series Oct 25, 2007
14Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
drugs cross the placental barrier
Has depressive and hallucinogenic
qualities.Agonist for endorphins. Derived from poppy plant.
Alter moods, distort perceptions, and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory input
.Include, LSD, PCP, Marijuana, PeyoteLSD and the Brain
: Withdrawal of the person from alcohol; occurs in a medical setting and is tightly controlled; often necessary before long-term treatment beginsAlcoholics Anonymous (AA): Worldwide self-help organization composed of recovering alcoholics; emphasizes admitting powerlessness over alcohol usage and wanting to recover.
Treatment for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
I have meet many of you with parents or family members that have problems with alcohol and sometimes you feel like there is no one out there to understand. This is not true. Al Anon is an organization dedicated to the family members of alcoholics and I recommend you visit the following website to learn more about one in your area.
In small quantities, alcohol can be mistaken for a stimulant because it:
A. Inhibits control of emotionB. stimulates the sympathetic nervous systemC. Speeds up respiration and heartbeat
D. Induces sleepE. Affects the cerebellum
A: After drinking small amounts of alcohol, people are often lively and seem uninhibited. This results from inhibition of the part of the frontal lobes that usually keep emotions in check.
Of the following, which pair of psychoactive drugs shares the most similar effects on the brain?
A. Alcohol-marijuanaB. Caffeine-morphineC. Nicotine-heroine
D. Amphetamines-cocaineE. Barbiturates-LSD
. Amphetamines and cocaine are both classified as stimulants