Stimulants and Depressants , psychology homework help

Select one stimulant and one depressant drug from the list that follows. Then, use those to respond to the discussion question below. Use your text and any other listed resource for research.

Drug List

Stimulants: cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy

Depressants: Rohypnol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol

*Note: feel free to select a specific drug from these categories (e.g. benzodiazepine= valium)

  1. Explain the effects of stimulants on the brain and body. How does the stimulant that you selected change how someone feels/thinks? Discuss how the specific drug is used and why someone might use it.
  2. Explain the effects of depressants on the brain and body. How does the depressant that you selected change how someone feels/thinks? Why would someone choose to use a depressant?
  3. Use one of the websites listed below to research one of the drugs that selected (either the stimulant or depressant). Who is most at risk for becoming addicted to this drug? What did you learn about this drug that you did not already know?


  1. Erowid:
  2. National Institute for Drug Abuse:

This discussion must be 400-450 words and please use the outside sources that are above for this discussion and the textbook which is, Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior Edition: 16th (2014) Author: Carl L. Hart and Charles Ksir Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Thank you

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