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Psychoactive drug control

International Research Group on Drug Legislation and Programs

Psychoactive drug control

issues and recommendations: summary

by International Research Group on Drug Legislation and Programs

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Published by UNSDRI in Rome .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychopharmacology,
  • Drugs -- Classification,
  • Narcotic laws

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUNSDRI S.P., 5
    ContributionsMoore, James J., Joyce, Charles Richard Boddington, Woodcock, Jasper
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRM315 I58
    The Physical Object
    Pagination98p.
    Number of Pages98
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18730200M

    Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory. Reagan’s Militarization of Drug Control. Reagan’s first act in prosecuting a ‘war’ on drugs came in , when he legislated for the military to carry out drug law enforcement; his second act came in when he signed National Security Decision Directive Author: Emily Crick.   The lower dose of drug must be taken to have the full effect, the more the drug is psychoactive. For example, the active LSD dose is micrograms, while for ethanol the active dose is measured in tens of grams. Thus, the psychoactive effect of .

    Psychoactive drugs are those that influence a person's emotions, behavior, and perceptions. If you've ever had a cup of coffee or a beer, you've taken a psychoactive drug. However, most psychoactive drugs are more harmful. Psychoactive drugs can be broken down into four classes. The rapid emergence since the mids of a large and diverse range of substances originally designed as legal alternatives to more established illicit drugs (pragmatically clustered and termed new psychoactive substances; [NPS]) has challenged traditional approaches to drug monitoring, surveillance, control, and public health responses. In this section of the Series, we describe the Cited by: 6.

    ISBN: The book's website: Topics: drug users bible, drugs, recreational drugs, psychoactive drugs Psychoactive Chemicals & Plants Psychoactive drugs are substances that, when taken in or administered into one's system, affect mental processes, e.g. cognition or affect. This term and its equivalent, psychotropic drug, are the most neutral and descriptive term for the whole class of substances, licit and illicit, of interest to drug policy. ‘Psychoactive’ does not necessarily imply dependence-producing, and in common.


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Psychoactive drug control by International Research Group on Drug Legislation and Programs Download PDF EPUB FB2

A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic drug is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior.

These substances may be used medically; recreationally; to purposefully improve performance or alter one's consciousness; as entheogens for ritual, spiritual, or shamanic purposes; or for research.

This book also covers individual classes of novel psychoactive substances that have recently emerged onto the recreational drug scene and provides an overview of the pharmacology of the substance followed by a discussion of the acute and chronic harm or toxicity associated with the substance.

Psychoactive, also called psychotropic, is a term that is applied to chemical substances that change a person's mental state by affecting the way the brain and nervous system can lead to intoxication, which is often the main reason people choose to take psychoactive changes in brain function experienced by people who use psychoactive substances affect their.

PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG CONTROL: ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS A summary of. Controlling Drugs: Internatiunal Handbook on Classification" prepared by the International Research Group on Drug Legislation and Programs Summary edited by James J.

Moore C.R.B. Joyce Jasper VVoodcock UNSDRI Rome, SJ. No Classification of Psychoactive Drugs •Psychoactive drugs are chemicals that affect the nervous system and alter activity in the brain •Some of these drugs have medicinal value when properly used, however, even under a doctor's supervision, they carry risks •The effects on the developing brain and body of a teen can be especially damagedFile Size: KB.

Bernard J. Baars, Nicole M. Gage, in Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness (Second Edition), Synapses and receptors are traffic control points. Psychoactive drugs typically focus on one specific step in synaptic signaling.

Thus l-dopa is prescribed for Parkinson's patients to increase a precursor for dopamine – an ingredient needed in the manufacture of the neuromodulator dopamine. Human brain chemistry can be affected by psychoactive drugs, behavioral addictions, and mental illness to induce an altered state of consciousness.

The ruling classes, governments, and businesses have always been involved in trying to control the drug trade, often using it as a source of revenue through trade and taxes.

Size: KB. Research Summary. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and research chemicals, which contain a variety of unregulated psychoactive constituents (phenethylamines, cathinones, and synthetic cannabinoids) have become main stream on the illicit drug market and are commonly abused for their euphoric and stimulating effects.

The range of NPS drugs currently available on the market has. The present publication contains the texts of the three main international drug control conventions: the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of as amended by the Protocol,1 the Convention on Psychotropic Sub-stances of 2 and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of Psychoactive drugs are substances that change the function of the brain and result in alterations of mood, thinking, perception, and/or behavior.

Psychoactive drugs may be used for many purposes, including therapeutic, ritual, or recreational purposes. Besides caffeine, other examples of psychoactive drugs include cocaine, LSD, alcohol, tobacco, codeine, and morphine. Recently, a range of prescription and over-the-counter drugs have been reportedly used as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), due to their potential for abuse resulting from their high dosage/idiosyncratic methods of self-administration.

This paper provides a systematic review of the topic, focusing on a range of medications which have emerged as being used recreationally, either on their Cited by: Novel Psychoactive Substances: Classification, Pharmacology and Toxicology provides readers with background on the classification, detection, supply and availability of novel psychoactive substances, otherwise known as "legal highs." This book also covers individual classes of novel psychoactive substances that have recently emerged onto the recreational drug scene and provides an overview of /5(2).

Flx. 2 Dependence syndrome: A cluster of physiological, behavioral and cognitive phenomena in which the use of a substance or a class of substances takes on a much higher priority for a given individual than the other behaviors that once had higher : Carolyn E.

Fulco, Catharyn T. Liverman, Laurence E. Earley. Guidance on the WHO review of psychoactive substances for international control. and narcotic control. tropic drugs legislation. nce- -related disorders - prevention and control. ines. Health Organization. ISBN 92 4 5 (NLM classification: WM ). Addiction to Novel Psychoactive Substances (aka ‘Legal Highs’) Inthe UK introduced a blanket ban on Novel Psychoactive Substances, criminalising the production, distribution, sale, and supply of so-called ‘legal’ drugs.

Yet, possession of small amounts of some substances is still legal. A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that crosses the blood-brain action affects the central nervous can affect the brain and change perception, mood, consciousness, cognition and behaviour.

Hypnotics are often prescribed to help people sleep. Sometimes they are also used in rituals, or as illegal drugs. Start studying Psychoactive Drugs.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. What is a psychoactive drug. Have effects on the brain and alter consciousness, mood, and behaviors.

What is the goal of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Direct control of drugs, not control. Part two of the book addresses the role of these psychoactive substances in commerce.

It is an appropriate focus because drugs are, after all, ultimately consumer goods. The basic thesis is that drugs, including tobacco, first appeared in western society as exotic medicines. Psychoactive drugs that excite and enhance mental alertness and physical activity, reduce fatigue and suppress hunger are known as ____.

The two examples are _____ and _____. Drug Categories. The effects of all psychoactive drugs occur through their interactions with our endogenous neurotransmitter systems. Many of these drugs, and their relationships, are shown in Figure 1.

As you have learned, drugs can act as agonists or antagonists of a given neurotransmitter system. Get this from a library! Psychoactive drug control: issues and recommendations: a summary of Controlling drugs: international handbook on classification. [James J Moore; C R B Joyce; Jasper Woodcock; International Research Group on Drug Legislation and Programs.].Book Table of Contents.

Chapter Contents. Prev page. Next page. Summary: Psychoactive Drugs. Psychoactive drugs are those that affect states of consciousness. They come in several varieties. Stimulants increase activity. Depressants reduce activity.

Opiates kill pain, unless they are used for a long period of time. Then they can increase.Psychoactive Drugs Essay Any substance that chemically alters the functioning of the brain or nervous system is a drug. A psychoactive drug, also known as a psychotropic drug, is a chemical substance that affects consciousness, mood, perception, and/or behavior.