In this Assignment, you are going to compare depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens. You are to identify one drug from each category (see examples below). In a minimum 4-page paper, you are to analyze and evaluate the differences between the drugs, including composition, manufacture/cultivation and how they are used. You will then provide an in-depth analysis of each drug’s physical and psychological effects on the human body. The analysis should include, at a minimum, drug ingestion, tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms and effects, as well as any medical uses for each drug. A sample of drugs listed in the three categories is shown below, but you may also choose a drug not on the list. Although this paper is on a topic of your choosing, it is recommended that if you identify and choose a drug not on the list below, you have it approved by the instructor prior to beginning the assignment to ensure the drug chosen is properly identified in its category. Depressants: Alcohol Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Fentanyl Heroin Methaqualone Morphine Opium Stimulants: Alcohol Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Fentanyl Heroin Methaqualone Morphine Hallucinogens: Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) Ecstasy (MDMA) Ketamine (Special K) Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) Mescaline Phencyclidine (PCP) Psilocybin & Psilocyn The paper will be a minimum of 4 pages of written text (the cover page and reference page do not count in the page minimum). The paper should also follow APA format.
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