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Lacie Schlosser

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Transcript of Stimulants


Psychological Effects

Frontal Lobe - Controls problems solving, memory, behavior, decsion making, planning, attitude organizing.
What the effects are of stimulants- Inability to experience pleasure, affecting basic motor skills. Short term and long term memory by changing the structure of the brain. Anxiety and paranoia, uncontrollably behavior

Occipital Lobe- Controls eyesight and visual information, defining shapes and colors
What the effects of stimulants are- hallucinations and delusions

Parietal Lobe- Controls sensory and pain perception
What the effects of stimulants- feeling of bugs crawling in your skin, uncontrollable movements (twitching)

Temporal Lobe-Controls the process of sound, understanding, producing speech, memory, emotions and feelings
What the effects of stimulants- Inability to learn, slows the prcess down, becomes usessed with one thing or perform competitive tasks over and over

Cerebellum- Controls posture and coordination
What the effects of stimulants- slows down reaction, lose balance quickly adn shaking easily

Brain Stem- Controls heart rate breath control and blood pressure
What the effects of stimulants are- irregular heart beat and reaises body temperature

Addictive Component
It is a way to get you hyper and increase your energy level and get give you a high. The stimulant creates positive feelings in the user when it is first taken into the blood stream and on through the nervous system. When drug’s effects wear off however, there is an opposite reaction and “bad feelings” begin to happen with the user. To the user, the only way to fix this chemical imbalance is to take more and more meth until the “good feeling” returns. This cycle represents the nature of meth addiction. In which meth is a type of stimulant
Are there certain drugs under your category that are used in the medical field?

Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin for ADHD
stimulants are also used to treat obesity
What are some examples of substances with in your category/topic?

A methamphetamine user in Minnesota caught with 10 grams of the drug would face a $500,000 fine and 25 years in prison. Cocaine -1st (Misdemeanor), 1 year in Jail, $5000 fine, Cocaine- 2nd (Felony), 3 1/2 years, $10,000, Methamphetamine- 1st (Misdemeanor), 1 year in Jail, $5000 fine, Methamphetamine- 2nd (Felony), 3 1/2 years, $10,000 for Wisconsin. There is a mandatory drivers license suspension or revocation for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 5 years for all drug offenses.
What are the legal ramifications?
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Physiological Effects
Blood vessels- Blood clots, damage to small blood vessels and in the brain can lead to strokes, constricts vessels making it harder for blood to reach the whole body and making the heart work harder
Eyes- blurred vision, pupil dilation
Mouth- mouth dryness
Heartbeat- fast heart beat, irregular heart beat,
Skin- cold sweats, dangerously high body temperature
Respiratory- trouble breathing
Muscle- muscle tremors
Stomach- nausia/ stomach aches, vomiting,
Abdomen- excessive pains

Hyperactivity, causes anxiety, headaches, may appear thin or emaciated,
loss of sleep, loss of strenght

Differentiate between Psychological and Physiological meanings

Physiological- means when the body has become addicted to a substance and needs it just to function. The body depends on the stubstance.

Psychological- means a when a person come to depend on the FEELING from the substance. The brain depends on the substance.

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