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CHLH 243 Week 2 Notes

by: Elise Maclin

CHLH 243 Week 2 Notes CHLH 243

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These notes cover the differences in drugs, what illicit and licit drugs are and how it impacts society.
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Jones, A
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Elise Maclin on Tuesday August 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CHLH 243 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught by Jones, A in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Drug Use and Abuse in Health and Human Services at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Date Created: 08/02/16
Week 2 Notes Chapter 1-2 Drugs are very accessible/ everywhere Illicit Drugs Meth Heroine PCP Licit Drugs Ibuprofen Drug Dependence~ is when someone has to live with using a drug in order to function throughout the day or some point in their lives. The Biopsychosocial Model not all biological. Trauma from past experiences, economic status, religion can determine a person's reason for being addicted to a drug. What is a drug? A chemical substance that alters the functioning of the human body. There is really no perfect definition to define what a drug is because there are so many classifications of them. Instrumental and Recreational Depends on the purpose of the use of the drug. Instrumental: a drug that's illegal Recreational Usually a drug that is prescribed by your doctor that needs to be used for a medical reason. Misuse and Abusing drugs Drugs in the past Earliest encounters of drugs were from those who ate a plant and experienced a change in their behavior. Ancient Romans had many documents on types of drugs and what they were used for. The Placebo Effect~ The act of taking a drug that based on what a person thinks of the drug changes the person's behavior, when actually it doesn't. In the early 1900 century people started to depend on drugs such as heroin and cocaine because of the absence of antibiotics. Twentieth Century: Concern about the public using hard drugs started to come into play. Psychoactive drugs were introduced The 40’s saw the importance of antibiotics and started to stray away from drugs such as meth and heroine. Patterns of drug use in the US. *Marijuana use has increased in recent years amongst teens especially. Drug taking behavior: Personal and social concerns Drugs harmful effects is considered to be its toxicity. How dangerous the drug is, acute toxicity; therapeutic index Lethal dose= how much of the drug would it take to kill you. Effective dose= how much you would take to help you. The Dawn Report A measure of acute drug toxicity Polydrug use deaths are more common Many emergencies involve drugs taken with other narcotics. Behavioral Tolerance and Drug overdose What is tolerance? When a person is use to the effects of the drug.


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