Drug & Consciousness ft. Spongebob

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Drug & Consciousness ft. Spongebob

Stimulant:Caffeine

Caffeine effects spongebob's alertness. Caffiene is an agonist that increases acetycholine. In high doses, caffiene can cause anxiety, headaches, heart palpitations, and insomnia. Caffiene users can experience withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, irratability, loss of appetite, chills, racing heart, and elevated body temperature. In the image to the right, Spongebob is encountering anxiety due to lack of caffiene.

Depressant:Alcohol

Stimulant:Methamphet-amines

Drug & Consciousness ft. Spongebob

This drug effects Spongebob's sleep pattern (enables him to sleep more), often leading to the cause of psychological dependence. The exaggerated actions of the neurotransmitter GABA, effects the activity of neuronns throughout the brain. This drug is an antagonist, acting as a central nervous system depressant. In this photo the barbituates cause Spongebob to sleep with ease, while controlling arousal.

Hallucinogen:LSD

Stimulant:Cocaine

Alcohol has many effects on spongebob such as, aggressiveness, slurred speech, and slow reactions. Alcohol slows neural activity, disturbs memory, and reduces self-awareness. Alcohol also impairs synaptic connections. After long periods of drinking, users can build up a tolerance, which is a diminishing effect with the regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring larger dose. Alcohol works as an agonist, hindering the production of actycholine and increasing dopamine. In this clip, spongebob is experiencing slurred speech and slowed reactions because of the depressant.

The effects the methamphetamines have on spongebob include, heightened energy and euphoria. Methamphetamines are agonists that trigger the release of dopamine. Over time, the drug can reduce the dopamine levels, leaving the user with permanent depressive functions. Methamphetamines are highly addictive and cause after effects such as irritability, insomnia, hypertension, seizures, social isolation, depression, and occasional violent outbursts. In the clip, Spongebob is experiencing heightened energy caused by the drug.

Interesting Facts!-Alcohol and other drugs contribute to over 50% of all violent crimes-By eighth grade, 16.5% of adolescents have used marijuana-90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem starting smoking, drinking, or using drugs before age 18

Spongebob experiences physical effects such as sweating/chills, sleeplessness, and high/low body temperatures. LSD effects the function of seratonin's receptors, potentially inhibiting, and stimulating neurotransmissions, acting as an agonist. The retina's processed information is also effected through the intake of this drug. Spongebob experiences hallucinations and delusions reulting in psychosis and paranoia. In the photo to the right Spongebob has a nightmare, another result of LSD.

Spongebob experinces physical changes including high blood pressure, increased heart rate, nausea, and weight loss. Cocaine blocks the reuptake of dopamine,serotonin, and norepinephrine. Cocaine is an indirect agonist. Followed by an extreme high (producing alertness and euphoria), cocaine causes major depression, and unbearable cravings resulting in addiction. In the photo to the left Spongebob is experincing the post of effect of the drug, depression and the act of craving.

As a result of this drug spongebob is physically effected through growth disorders, a supressed immune system, and poor movement coordination. THC activates Anandamine, a neurotransmitter with a pain relieving effect, acting as an agonist. This action blocks actitivity of other neurotransmitters, resulting in the interferance with normal brain functions. Marijuana can cause a physical dependence since it has the ability to ease pains. Spongebob experiences relaxation, pain relief, euphoria, and an enhanced sense of well being. In the picture to the upper left Spongebob experiences euphoria (feeling of excitement/happiness), a notable effect of marijuana.

Depressant:Barbiturates

Hallucinogen:Marijuana

The Brain's Reward Center: The mesolimbic dopamine system, a signifigant reward pathway, provides detection of a rewarding stimulus. The brain's reward center responds to natural pleasures (food, social interaction) resulting in the increase of dopamine, a neurotransmitter. However, when drugs are abused the reward center is flooded with dopamine, resulting in escalated pleasure. Due to the effects on the brain's pleasure circuit, powerful substances are repetitively taken, proving that addictive drugs provide a shortcut to the reward system. Furthermore, the Brain's reward system is effected through the release of dopamine, which causes an individual pleasure.

jacinda earley & bri smithperiod 4| 11-2-15


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