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While reading this chapter, pay close attention to page 158 “Targeting Prevention: Date-Rape Drugs”. Then watch the short video clip regarding date-rape drugs at the following website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RncP4cem5XI. Also, read the Fast Fact sheets (GHB and Rohypnol) and “Drugs in the Media: The Legacy of Samantha Reid” on page 167 to understand more about these drugs. Discuss your reaction to learning of these drugs. Discuss information from at least 2 of these sources. Be specific in your summary of the material covered regarding this topic.

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This chapter mentions how several depressants can be used medically to decrease anxiety or to induce sleep. Provide detailed answers to thefollowing questions:

  • Other than using drugs to medicate and treatanxiety, what are some other ways to reduce anxiety in an individual’s life?
  • Describe other methods of overcoming insomniawithout the use of drugs.
  • What are some of the unintended or adverseconsequences of the use of chemical anxiolytics and sleeping agents?

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It is often difficult to diagnose an individual with a mental disorder, especially since many chronic drug abusers also suffer from a psychological disorder. Read the Fast Fact sheets (Drug Abuse & Mental Illness and Prescription Drugs) that supplement this chapter. Answer the following questions. Explain your thoughts in detail.

  • What are some of the mental disorders associated with chronic drug abuse?
  • Using the information in the text and Fast Facts (and any other documented research), describe how these two topics are related and why these mental disorders are often associated with chronic drug abuse. Be sure to use the Textbook Website Link to find additional information under chapter 8 “Web Activities” and “Web Links”.

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  • What was your reaction to the video “Heroin Crisis”? Explain (in detail) something you learned from the movie as well as your opinion on the topic.
  • According to the video, what percent of all heroin comes from Afghanistan?
  • Using the information in the text and Fast Facts (and any other documented research), describe interesting information you learned regarding at least 2 other opiates/narcotics.

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  • Summarize your views of marijuana before doing the course work for this chapter.
  • What was your reaction to the video “Marijuana Nation”? (Be specific.)
  • Using the information in the text, videos, and any other legitimate source provide information regarding the link between marijuana and cancer. (List your sources if you use material outside the text and videos.)
  • Summarize your view of marijuana after doing the course work for this chapter. Has it changed at all? Describe why or why not.