Answer & Explanation

The purpose of this assignment is to describe the effects of various substances on consciousness, discuss the connection between substances and neurotransmitters, identify short and long-term impacts on sensation and perception, and identify both the physical and psychological effects of various substances on the brain. Choose one of the drugs listed below: Caffeine Cocaine Amphetamines Methamphetamine Nicotine Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) MDMA Marijuana Heroin Morphine Alcohol Barbiturates Rohypnol Fentanyl Using the APA template attached, write a paper 500-750 words addressing the following prompts: Description of the selected drug including the classification of the drug (Stimulant, Depressant, Opioid, or Hallucinogen) and specific characteristics of this classification. Effects of the selected drug on the brain including neurotransmitters impacted and how are they impacted. What are the short-term and long-term effects on sensation, perception, and consciousness? What are the physical and psychological aspects of addiction to this drug? Cite a minimum of two scholarly sources (i.e., the textbook, Topic 2 Resources, and articles located in the GCU Library). In addition, for this paper, you may find websites, such as American Addictions Centers, National Institute on Drug Abuse, or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helpful. Cite information summarized from the sources

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