Psychoactive Drugs Consciousness and Behaviour

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Summarize the major psychoactive drugs and their influence on consciousness and behaviour

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Have a look at statistics on the use of drugs and alcohol in NZ
  • Review the figure on this page, and note the addictive potential and lethal dosage rates for commonly used drugs.

Have a look at Introduction to Psychoactive Drugs. (n.d.). Retrieved December 9, 2013

  • Consider the potential harm involved in drug use, and reflect on how that potential harm is responded to by the legal and medical profession in your country.

Find out more about the specific effects of certain psychoactive substances on the nervous system.