Discuss your understanding of the states of consciousness related to the use of alcohol and other drugs and the affects they have on behavior.
Different people define states of consciousness differently. This response refers to altered states, meaning they are different from our "normal" state without the drugs in our system.
Alcohol produces an altered state of consciousness lowing one's inhibition due to the effect of ethanol on certain areas of the brain. It is classified as a central nervous system depressant, so it depresses certain areas and the person does and says things that they would not do when not in the alcoholic state of consciousness. The term 'psychoactive drug' is used to describe any chemical substance that affects mood, perception or consciousness as a result of changes in the functioning of the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). In fact, psychoactive drugs ...
Discusses the states of consciousness related to the use of alcohol and other drugs and the affects they have on behavior. References and a supplementatary artcile on the topic are also provided. This solution is approximately 550 words.