Comparison of psychoactive drugs

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Question Description

For the following drugs, find out;

Is it a stimulant, depressant or hallucinogen

What are the effects on the body

How is it used clinically

Do users develop a tolerance

Do users develop a physical dependence

Do users experience withdrawal symptoms

How dangerous is it if abused


List of Drugs

AMPHETAMINES

COCAINE

MDMA(Ecstasy)

CAFFEINE

NICOTINE

NACROTICS (opioids)

BARBITURATES

GHB

TRANQUILIZERS

ALCOHOL

LSD AND PCP

MARIJUANA

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TutorAR
School: Duke University

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Running Head: COMPARISON OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS

Title: Comparison of Psychoactive Drugs
Student’s Name
Course Modulator’s Name
Course Title
Date

COMPARISON OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS
Drug

2

Is it a
stimulan
t,
depressa
nt or
hallucin
ogen
Central
Nervous
System
(CNS)
stimulan
t

Effects on
the body

Clinical use

Do users
develop
tolerance?

Do users
develop
physical
dependenc
e?

Do users
experience
withdrawal
symptoms?

How
dangerous is it
if abused?

It speeds up
the
messages
traveling
between the
mind and
the body

Some are
used in the
treatment of
attention
deficit
hyperactivity
disorder
(ADHD) and
narcolepsy

There is no
tolerance
for the
drug;

Yes, since
it may
lead to
elevated
blood
pressure
casing
irregular
heartbeats
and even
heart
failure or
stroke

Very
dangerous,
stroke, heart
attack and
death, no urine
output, racing
heartbeat,
chills or fever,
convulsions

Cocaine2

Stimula
nt

Increases
level of
dopamine
in the brain
stopping
normal
communicat
ion of nerve
cells

By healthcare
providers as
local
anesthesia for
some
surgeries

Yes, body
shut
down,

MDMA

Can be

Increases

Used in

Yes,
through
reinforcing
drug-taking
behaviors
the reward
circuit
adapts to
excess
dopamine
in the brain;
becomes
less
sensitive
Yes

Yes,
cravings for
amphetamin
es,
increased
appetite,
confusion,
aches, and
pains,
exhaustion
and anxiety,
depression
and
paranoia
Yes, the
continued
urge for the
drug;
insensitivity
of reward
circuit
causing
confusion

Yes,

Critical as it

Amphetami
nes1

1

Yes, lack

Alcohol and Drug Foundation, ‘preventing harm in Australia: Amphetamines’ Retrieved from:
https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/amphetamines/
2
National Institute on Drug Abuse, ‘Cocaine’, Retrieved from:
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publica...

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