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					PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS
By

Ken Brodzinski
Teacher Page

Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Central Nervous System and alter normal functioning of the brain

resulting in behavior changes.

Types of Psychoactive Drugs •Stimulants •Depressants •Narcotics •Hallucinogens

Now let’s open your mind

and your journal.

Let’s get started!!!!!

I. What are Stimulants?
__________________________ __________________________ __________________________
Stimulants are drugs which speed up the Central Nervous System.

II. How might Stimulants AffectRaised Heart Rate ______________________ Raised Respiration______________________ Raised Blood Pressure___________________

III. List four examples of Stimulants.
_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

Four examples of Stimulants are CAFFEINE

AMPHETAMINES METHAMPHETAMINES

COCAINE

IV. What are Depressants?
_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ Depressants slow down the Central Nervous System.

V. How might Depressants affect Lowers Heart Rate_______________ Lowers Respiration_______________ Lowers Blood Pressure____________

VI. List two examples of Depressants

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TWO EXAMPLES OF DEPRESSANT DRUGS

SEDATIVES TRANQUILIZERS

VII.What are Narcotics?
____________________________ ____________________________

How might they affect the body?
____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Narcotics are made from opium.

They may cause a stupor or sleep and can result in a coma or death.

VIII. List a medical use for the each of the narcotic drugs listed below.
RELIEVE PAIN Morphine____________________ STOP COUGHING Codeine______________________

IX. What are hallucinogens?
____________________________ ____________________________

How do they affect the body?
____________________________ ____________________________

Hallucinogens or psychedelics are drugs which alter mood, thought and senses.

X. List two examples of hallucinogens

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Two examples of Hallucinogens are
Phencyclidine (PCP)

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

You will now take a Pyschoactive Drug Test. You will be asked to identify nine drugs. Are they a - Stimulant Depressant Hallucinogen or Narcotic

XI. WHAT TYPES OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS ARE STIMULANT Caffeine____________________________ DEPRESSANT Alcohol_____________________________ HALLUCINOGEN Marijuana__________________________ HALLUCINOGEN LSD________________________________ DEPRESSANT Sleeping Pills________________________ NARCOTIC Morphine___________________________ NARCOTIC Heroine_____________________________ STIMULANT Nicotine_____________________________ STIMULANT Amphetamines_______________________

UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS WILL LEAD TO A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER LIFE.

Teacher Page OBJECTIVES 1. Develop an understanding of the different types of Psychoactive Drugs and how they affect the body. ACTIVITY: 1. The students will be required to use their journals. 2. They will use their knowledge of Psychoative Drugs to answer questions on ten slides. This unit also includes a Review Test. PROCESS: 1.The teacher will click through twenty-two slides. 2. Each slide is self explanatory and answers are provided. However, the teacher should run through the lesson prior to presenting it to the class

Workbook Outline I. What are stimulants? II. How might stimulants affect - Heart Rate, Respiration and Blood Pressure.

III. List four examples of stimulants.
IV. What are depressants? V. How might depressants affect - Heart Rate, Respiration and Blood Pressure. VI. List two examples of depressants. VII.What is a narcotic drug? How does it affect the body?

Journal Outline VIII. List a medical use for codeine and morphine. IX. What is a hallucinogen? How do they affect the body? X. List two examples of hallucinogens.


				
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