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PSY 320 - Final Lecture + Exam Notes

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Final lecture of class, including notes on what to expect for the 4th exam
Drugs & Behavior
Dr. Marc Gellman
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Date Created: 04/19/16
PSY 320 Drugs & Behavior Final Lecture & Exam Notes Drug Policy • Legal status of drugs has li▯le to do with: ◦ Whether a substance is used or abused ◦ How many individuals die or OD on a substance ◦ Impacts on behavior • War on Drugs declared in 1970 ◦ Prison for individuals buying/selling/possessing etc. ◦ Has pre▯y much failed ◦ 41 million ppl arrested ◦ Largest # of ppl in prison than in anywhere else in the world ◦ Cos▯ng the US $15 billion annually ◦ Drug use increased 2800% ◦ 1.3% of Americans addicted to drugs in 1914 (Harrison Act passed) ◦ 1.3% of Americans addicted now - no effect resul▯ng from the law ◦ Law enforcement, police, DEA agents, judges frequently demand an end to the drug war • Supply & Demand ◦ Supply side - reduce availability of drugs ◦ Interdic▯on efforts • Eradica▯on, border controls, legal approaches (passing laws) ◦ Demand side - reduce use of drugs ◦ Less done to reduce use thru: • Harm reduc▯on • Educa▯on efforts • What should policy goals be? ; esu gu rd ecud ◦e R • Educate/enable America's youth to reject legal & illegal drugs ▪ Alcohol & tobacco currently illegal based on age ▪ Yet young ppl s▯ll obtain & use • Stopping use before it starts ▪ Educa▯on & community ac▯on ◦ Reduce harm: • Reduce health & social costs to the public of illicit use • Heal users: ▪ Ge▯ng treatment resources where they are needed most • Preventa▯ve measures for high-abuse poten▯al medica▯ons like Oxycodone • Maybe don't start pa▯ents on them to begin with : emi r c ecud ◦e R • Increase safety of ci▯zens by substan▯ally reducing drug-related crime & violence • Changing policies • Addi▯onal goals: ◦ Eradica▯on & interdic▯on: • Disrupt the market: PSY 320 Drugs & Behavior ▪ A▯ack the economic basis of the drug trade ▪ In areas like Colorado where there is a legal trade, the illicit trade has been heavily reduced • Border control: ▪ Stop the flow ▪ Shield air, land, sea fron▯ers from drug threat • Eradica▯on: ▪ Break foreign & domes▯c drug sources of supply ▪ Policy & trade changes? ▪ Examine & solve our demand for drugs issue • Is drug use down? ◦ Drug use not decreased • Some progress w/ reduced alcohol & tobacco use in high schoolers • Marijuana use slight increase • Prescrip▯on drugs stabilized • 109 million ci▯zens current users of alcohol - 25.1 million commi▯ed DUI (11% of popula▯on) ▪ 10.1 million underage drinkers ◦ Crime not decreased ◦ Availability not decreased Current Issues • Legaliza▯on: ◦ Elimina▯ng drug offenses from criminal status ◦ Determine age, amounts, loca▯ons, etc. ◦ Would lead to complete gvt withdrawal from drug-related issues • Decriminaliza▯on: ◦ Doesn't take the gvt en▯rely out of drug preven▯on efforts ◦ Primarily aimed at reducing drug abuse among minors ◦ Se▯ng maximum allowable amounts for possession ◦ Restric▯ng use by minors ◦ Taxing produc▯on/sales/use ◦ Limi▯ng promo▯on/sales • Ending the drug war: ◦ Could roughly save $41 billion a year on prohibi▯on enforcement ◦ ~ $9 billion savings would result from legalizing marijuana ◦ $32.6 billion from legaliza▯on of other drugs ◦ Legaliza▯on would yield tax revenue of $46.7 billion annually • Assuming legal drugs were taxed at rates the same as for alcohol/tobacco Arguments For & Against: • Li▯le evidence that drug use will increase as a result of legaliza▯on ◦ May be very slight increase Sanjay Gupta on marijuana • Marijuana laws are not based on science • Marijuana does not have high poten▯al for abuse ◦ Leads to dependence in 9-10% of adult users PSY 320 Drugs & Behavior ◦ Cocaine (Schedule 2 drug) hooks 20% of users • Marijuana doesn't lead ppl to use other drugs • MJ is safer than many prescrip▯on drugs se t un im 91 y r eve DO gurd no▯p i r c se rp m o r f se i d enoem ◦o S ◦ Nobody's ever died from MJ OD • Only 6% of MJ research published last year has analyzed its benefits • Other 93% are designed primarily to inves▯gate harm ◦ Imbalance paints highly distorted picture Final Thoughts/Temperance • Prac▯ce of modera▯on • All drugs can be dangerous • Most drugs can be used safely & w/o harm if done w/ modera▯on & not excess • Realis▯c educa▯on about drugs • Reduce discourse about "winning wars" Exam 4 • 40 mul▯ple choice ques▯ons ◦ 10 on hallucinogens • 1/2 from slides, 1/2 from book • 4 vocab • Bath salts ◦ What they are ◦ How they're assembled/marketed • Dissocia▯ve Anesthe▯c Hallucinogens ◦ Phencyclidine (PCP) & Ketamine ◦ NMDA receptor antagonists ◦ "Out of body" experience ◦ Phencyclidine released in the 60s as an anesthe▯c, now used on animals in veterinary clinics • Unpredictable reac▯ons in human pa▯ents • Off the market as a human anesthe▯c ◦ Ketamine • "Special K" ▪ Mild, floaty, dreamy feelings, numbness, hallucinogenic effects • S▯ll used in medicine • Injected before surgery • Stolen vials sold on the black market • Deliriants ◦ Produce states of mental confusion, loss of contact w/ reality ◦ 13 on Marijuana • 8 directly from slides • 1 vocab no▯neve◦r P • 7 ques▯ons • 1 from slides, the rest from book PSY 320 Drugs & Behavior • Stages of Change model • 1 Vocab ◦ Treatment • 7 ques▯ons all from the book • 4 Vocab ◦ Final lecture • 3 ques▯ons from notes


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