Answer should be well thought-out, well-written, and
include appropriately cited research and text references where applicable.
Discussion Question: Why Psychoactive Drugs?
why do people use
To answer this question, Google "Why do people do drugs?"
Discussion Question: The War on Drugs?
the "War on Drugs" worked? If not why not and if so why has it
Discussion Question - Cocaine vs. Crack?
Why the smokable form of cocaine is so much more addictive than the
Discussion Question - Alcohol: the "other side of the story."
We have all heard the
alcohol horror stories, but it remains a very, very, very popular psychoactive
drug - like it or not! There are some things about the psychoactive effects of
alcohol that keep it attractive to many people. After reading about the biochemistry
of alcohol, explain why it remains so popular.
Discussion Question - The Power of Addictive Drugs!
The Amphetamines (that is
a group of similar psychoactive substances of which Meth is only one), the
Opiates (all the various forms of the opium poppy), and Cocaine although they
are chemically very different drugs do share a biochemical similarity
that unites them all in their addictive potential. After reading about them,
venture your educated explanation of the why they are ALL (that is, what
they have in common) so effective at hijacking brain chemistry and physiology
to create addiction.
Discussion Question: LSD and Religion?
This discussion is pretty
deep and there is no "perfectly right answer" to it, but it is about
something very important that few people know anything about. LSD (you may have
heard of the infamous Tim Leary) and a host of other powerfully hallucinogenic
psychoactive substances have been used for centuries to invoke religious
inspiration. You should do at least some outside research before you compose
your post. but here is the Discussion Question for Module 6: Why do these
chemicals have a connection to religious/philosophical perspectives? This
should be an interesting discussion
Discussion Question: How does marijuana work?
does marijuana use create changes in the human brain that have resulted in it
being so popular?
Discussion Question: Does Drug Treatment Really Work?
There are many experts who
have done extensive research on the effectiveness of drug treatment programs
and concluded that most are a dismal failure. Do a bit of internet
research and come to your own conclusions and report your findings.