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#1 Amphetamines are a family of ephedrine-based stimulant drugs. The using of amphetamines increases the amount of norepinephrine and dopamines causing the brain to be over stimulated. The over usage of amphetamines are weird, and non-pleasing. The most serious societal consequences of methamphetamines abuse is the appearance of paranoia, widely bizarre delusion, hallucination, tendencies toward violence and intense mood swings (1). So in other words it’s the craziest of all drugs. All these symptoms are known as amphetamine psychosis. These symptoms can result in lasting weeks or even months, thus resembling paranoid schizophrenia because they both have the same condition which is over stimulation of dopamine-releasing neurons into a certain region. (1) Drug, Behavior, and Modern Society, Page 106

#2 Heroin is a drug that produces a various amount of effects on the body. When heroin is entered through the veins there produces a tingling effect and warm sensation to the body producing a sexual orgasm for the first couple of minutes. There is a feeling of intense euphoria, variously described as a “rush” or a “flash”, followed later by a state of tranquil drowsiness that heroin abusers often call “on the nod” (2). This drug of heroin, as an opiate, can and may produce vomiting and nausea to first time users. The use of heroin also dilates one’s pupils. Over dosage can result in death. Opiates such as heroin tend to have a direct effect to activation receptors of the brain. And depending on how the drugs were entered, varies upon the bodies reactions.

(2) Drug, Behavior and Modern Society, Page 128

#3 Most hallucinogens are labeled by the neurotransmitters they resemble. There happens to be three principal categories in which hallucinogens fall into. They are:

1.) Those related to serotonin.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that deals with sleep and emotions.

An example of this would be the drug psilocybin, which are just mushrooms located in

North America.

2.) Those related to norepinephrine.

Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter active in the nervous system.

An example of this hallucinogen would be mescaline a peyote cactus located in mexico

and the U.S.

3.) Those related to acetylcholine




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