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Alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines

Central nervous system depressants

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substances used to alleviate anxiety and to induce sleep

sedative-hypnotics

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substances taken together work synergistically to produce and effect greater than expected due to the interaction

potentiation

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loss of memory, euphoria, impaired judgment, feeling of degreased inhibition, decreased fear, confusion, irritability, paranoia, reduction in tension and anxiety, inappropriate-obnoxious behavior

short-term psychological effectsof CNS depressants

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impaired coordination, slurred speech, staggering gait, drowsiness, muscle relaxation, slowing of breath, slowing of hear rate, dizziness, sedation

short-term physiological effects of CNS depressants

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the repetition of certain behaviors until they are established in daily life

habituation

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twice the parentage of alcohol by concentration

proof

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psychoactive substances that reduce anxiety

anxiolytics

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thinking you see or hear something that does not exist in reality

hallucination

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uncontrollable shaking and hallucinations associated with withdrawal from heavy, chronic alcohol use

DTs delirium tremens

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Alcohol Neurotransmitters

GABA, Dopamine, Glutamate and serotonin

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amount of alcohol in the blood

blood alcohol level

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substances used to treat chronic pain or suppress seizures by reducing abnormal nerve activity in the bran

anticonvulsant

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substances used to induce a controlled state of unconsciousness

anesthetic

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substances that suppress central nervous system activity

sedative

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substances that relieve pain

analgesic

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mono amino oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

a group of medications used to treat mental depression