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Psychoactive Drug

elements that are most related to psychoactive drug reaction. The first layer of the brain is the cortex which covers the top and sides of the brain. This area controls reasoning and language, and this area will be less active when under sedative drugs. The basal ganglia are located underneath the cortex and it is made up of by the striatum. The striatum controls muscle tone and is part of the dopamine pathway which is a potential transport highway for psychoactive drugs. The hypothalamus is at the base...

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Ssri Drug Fact Info

PSYCHOACTIVE MEDICATION CLASSIFICATION Student Name__________________________ Clinical Instructor___________________________________ PSYCHOACTIVE MEDICATION CLASSIFICATION: __Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors___________________________________ Uses in Mental Health | | Therapeutic Actions Expected to be Observed | Should relieve symptoms of major depressive disorder such as ability to once again find pleasure in relationships and daily activities, relief from hypersomnia or insomnia...

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LSD and the Counterculture of the 1960's

colloquial terms, came into being by complete accident. Albert Hofmann, a chemist, first created the drug in 1938, but it was not until 1943 that Hofmann unintentionally ingested a small dose of the drug leading to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of psychoactive chemicals (“History of LSD”). From there, LSD exploded with popularity, and by the 1950s psychiatrists were legally administering the drug to patients in order to explore LSD’s potential to heal or treat psychological issues. During...

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Science of Maijuana

Going Green? People all around the world have different views on the commonly used drug called Marijuana. Pot, weed, grass, ganja and skunk, are some of the common words used to describe the dried leaves drug known as marijuana. Marijuana is a cannabis plant that is usually smoked or eaten to entice euphoria. “Marijuana is also spelled marihuana, curde drug composed of leaves and flowers of plants in the genus Cannabis.”{Britannica} Throughout the years, there have been investigations done on...

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Psychoactive Drugs and How They Are Used

Core 1 Research Paper- Psychoactive Drug Use 13 October 2011 Psychoactive Drugs and How They Are Used We drink our morning coffee; have soda with dinner, and might take a cigarette break at work. Psychoactive drugs are used in everyday life, and most of us don’t even realize it. Those listed are minor examples of psychoactive drugs, but most people wouldn’t even consider this a drug habit. They are substances that change our mood, thoughts, behavior, and consciousness. It affects the central...

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Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

government issues due to marijuana legalization. There are over 10,000 scientific studies that prove marijuana is a harmful addictive drug. There is not one reliable study that demonstrates marijuana has any medical value. Marijuana is an unstable mixture of more than 425 chemicals that convert to thousands when smoked. Many of these chemicals are toxic, psychoactive chemicals which are largely unstudied and appear in uncontrolled strengths. Marijuana use impairs perception, judgment, thinking...

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Marijuana Legalization

make. Americans should have the right to choose whether or not marijuana should be legal. II. Background III. The tax benefits that can be created A. If legalized they can tax it how ever much they want B. Can be regulated IV. Drug enforcement money can be diverted. A. Can help other needy departments that lack money. B. Keep the court system and jails less full for real criminals V. It’s no more harmful then alcohol or tobacco A. Must use it in moderation. ...

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also known to have been used by the ancient Hindus of India and Nepal thousands of years ago. The herb was called ganjika in Sanskrit (ganja in modern Indo-Aryan languages). Cannabis was also known to the ancient Assyrians, who discovered it's psychoactive properties through the Aryans. Using it in some religious ceremonies, they called it qunubu (meaning "way to produce smoke), a probable origin of the modern word "cannabis." Cannabis was also introduced by the Aryans to the Scythians, Thracians...

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Reefer Madness

know the medical function of marijuana use, they know the difference between an psychoactive drug and marijuana. Schlosser successfully convinces his audience attention by presenting them the studies of a Harvard Medical School Professor and the benefits of marijuana use which can be used as medicine and benefits people’s health although it might be misused by some, the danger of marijuana is far less than many other drugs. Schlosser uses pathos to persuade his readers that marijuana laws should...

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Self Awareness

and when a sabot (French: çabot or wooden shoe) is thrown into the system, functions will become erratic and altered from the norm. Some methods for achieving these altered states of consciousness are hypnosis, meditation/prayer, biofeedback and drugs. Hypnosis is a “setting” or “mode” that a conscious mind can be manipulated into causing a waking-dreamlike state where the brain is more open to suggestion to the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is a treatment used in conjunction with other forms...

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