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Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) discussed the various types of addictive substances, to include: hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants, and opiates. Choose the area of addictive substance that you believe causes the most damage to the biological and social health of the individual.

What facts surprised you?

How does this help you understand the human condition of addiction?

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Addictive Substances

The work of Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) explores human psychology but presents a chapter specifically to explore the impact of drugs in the functioning of the human mind. In certain chapters where psychological disorders are explored, the utilization of drugs to reduce symptoms or to treat symptoms is also discussed. Primarily, as treatment, drugs can find effect in reducing psychological and emotional disorders. But when abused - hallucinogens, opiates, depressants - to ...

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The solution provides a brief discussion concerning possible reactions to knowledge from the Psychology reader by Cacioppo and Freberg (2013) in relation to drug abuse. Resources are listed.