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Research Paper on Drugs:
COCAINE



Name: Julieta Herreria Teacher: Ma. Fernanda Serrano
Course: 6to Sociales Subject: Psychology
Date: August, 10th, 2009Project # 1

TABLE OF CONTENT 2

I INTRODUCTION3

II DRUGS 4III COCAINE 6

IV CONCLUSION11

V APPENDIX 12

VI REFERENCES17

I. INTRODUCTION

Drugs are substances which have two origins: natural and synthetic (World Health Organization, 2000); most of the common drugs are taken for pleasure and they might change or alter the behaviour and body functions of the consumer (See figure 1.1). These substances influence the normaldevelopment of people within their feelings and decisions. Most of the drugs, affect the psychological state of the user; it’s very important to notice that the real effect that the drug will have in the consumer depends of the actual state he/she has. There are many types and categories of drugs, some have a stronger effect than others; what is important is that, the person consuming, has the power overdeciding if the drugs used will be tried once or its use will become an addiction.

"Drug addiction is a brain disease that can be treated." (Nora Volkon, 2009) (See figure 1,2) addiction has being studied since 1930, and cases of addicted people were taken into consideration as people that did not had the will or moral to quit the drugs consumed. As stated before, addiction is a disease thatnot only affects the brain but the human behaviour. Addiction remains as long as the body feels the necessity to have this substance inside but, there are two factors that determine why we feel this necessity; these are: biological and environmental factors.

Drugs have similar working ways, but there are indeed divided into different categories such as Depressants, Hallucinogens, Analgesics andStimulant drugs (thesite.org, 2009), Cocaine, is addictive stimulant drugs that directly affects the brain. (See figure 1.3) This drug is classified as the drug of the 1980’s and 1990’s because of its increasingly popularity and used. However, the main chemical of the drug has being used for over a thousand years, as the common coca leave (eap.org, 2008)



II. DRUGS

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