Stimulants Depressants Narcotics Hallucinogens And Cannabis Essays and Term Papers

  • Stimulants

    Stimulants How does it harm the Body? * Increases the activity of the central Nervous system * Causes chest pain and difficulty breathing * Potentially dangerous increase in body temperature * Heart attack * Increases blood sugar level * They also dilate the pupils of the eye...

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  • Hallucinogens

    Hallucinogens are natural and synthetic substances that, when ingested, significantly alter one's state of consciousness. The reason they are called hallucinogens is because they have an ability to produce hallucinations. “Hallucinogenic compounds often cause people to see random colors, patterns, events...

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  • Hallucinogens

    Ritualistic Use of Hallucinogens Hallucinogenic or psychoactive plants have played a significant role in the ideology and religious practices of a wide variety of people throughout the world and in some traditional cultures, continue to play such a role today. Psychoactive substances that are...

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  • Depressants

    Depressants General Information: Depressants are drugs that relieve anxiety and produce sleep. Effects: The effects of depressants include decreased alertness, confusion, drowsiness, lack of coordination, irritability, poor coordination, lack of judgment, loss of appetite, sleep disorders, nausea, addiction...

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  • Hallucinogens

    Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, LSD-25, or acid, is a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family. Probably the best known psychedelic, it has been used mainly as a recreational drug, an entheogen, and a tool to supplement various practices for transcendence, including in meditation, psychonautics...

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  • Hallucinogen

    Hallucinogen While many drugs speed up or depress the central nervous system, there is a class of drugs that distorts how we feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and think. Called hallucinogens because users often hallucinate, or experience nonexistent sensations, these drugs are also known as psychedelic...

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  • Hallucinogens

    feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and think. These certain drugs are called hallucinogens, which comes from the Latin words meaning, “To wander in the mind.” These drugs are known as psychedelic, or mind bending drugs. Some hallucinogens are made from natural resources, while others are made in laboratories...

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  • Depressants

    Depressants Depressants are any drugs that lowers or depresses arousal levels and reduces excitability. They are also referred to as downers as they lower the level of arousal when taken. They are used as prescription medicines and as illicit substances. Depressants have a variety of affects on the...

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  • Depressants

    How the body deals with depressants A depressant is a drug that decreases arousal. Alcohol and tranquilizers are the most commonly used depressants, alcohol being the most commonly abused one. Both of these depressants take many different effects on the body in many ways. Alcohol is a class...

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  • Narcotics

    NARCOTICS What are opiates? Opiates, also known as narcotics, are a group of drugs which are used medically to relieve moderate to severe pain, but also have a potential for abuse. Some opiates come from a resin taken from the seed pod of the Asian poppy. This group of drugs includes opium, morphine...

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  • Narcotics

    The 1956 Narcotics Control Act When I was deciding which topics to choose, the word narcotics jumped out at me and I wanted to do a little more investigation with this type of drug. Through my job as a Paramedic, I deal with narcotics on a controlled manor but this Act has nothing to pertain to EMS...

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  • Narcotics

    there is four different families of drugs, these four families are; stimulants, depressants, psychedelics(hallucinogens), and narcotics. Although, some of these drugs from the other three families could be categorized in the narcotic family. The majority of these drugs have potential to become addicting...

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  • stimulants

    Nicotine, caffeine, methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy are all considered stimulants. When used, a stimulant excites neural activity in the brain. They also speed up different body functions. Some people have dilated pupils. In others it makes their heart race and breathing intensifies. It can cause...

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  • Narcotics

     Technology and Communication Paper The communication capabilities of specialized databases within the criminal justice system, has been enhanced by the help of technology. Technology has many various forms in use today within the criminal justice field. Systems such as the IRIS scans...

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  • narcotics

    A narcotic is an addictive drug that reduces pain, induces sleep and may alter mood or behaviour. In medicine, an analgesic narcotic means opioid, which refers to all natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic substances that act pharmacologically like morphine, the primary constituent of natural opium....

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  • Depressants

    Depressants By: Brittney s. BrittanyJ. And Karen P. Depressants By: Brittney s. BrittanyJ. And Karen P. Depressants are: A drug that can slow normal brain/body function. One example is it can slow your heart rate, and make you very relaxed. Changes in a person taking depressants: * Acting...

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  • Narcotics

    Narcotics: Narcotics decrease the sensitivity to the sensory stimuli because it has a depressant effect on the central nervous system. Opium, morphine, codeine, heroin, meperidine, and methadone are types of narcotics. Natural and synthetic opiates are considered medically valuable because they...

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  • Narcotics

    A narcotic is a type of drug that is used to alleviate pain, help to suppress cough, reduce anxiety or tension. True narcotics, or opioids, are made from opium, which is extracted from the poppy. Narcotics are made from opium, which is extracted from poppy seeds, which can either come as natural or semi-synthetic...

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  • Hallucinogens

    Hallucinogens According to Myers, hallucinogens distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory input (which is why these drugs are also called psychedelics, meaning “mind-manifesting”).  Some, such as LSD and MDMA (Ecstasy), are synthetic, meaning that they are made in laboratories...

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  • Hallucinogens

    Hallucinogens or psychedelics are mind-altering drugs, which affect the mind's perceptions, causing bizarre, unpredictable behavior, and severe, sensory disturbances that may place users at risk of serious injuries or death. Hallucinogens powerfully affect the brain, distorting the way our five senses...

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