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Central nervous system depressants present many dangers for abusers. Looking at the drugs mentioned in this class, describe (in at least 250 words) the risks associated with abuse and discuss at least one problem that counselors should be concerned with during a client’s withdrawal and treatment.

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  1. Looking at the methods of drug administration, and based on your understanding, list and discuss each method in order, from most immediate and intense to the method which takes the longest to act and is the least intense.
  2. Outline the process of neurotransmission and discuss why it is important for counselors to understand it. Discuss at least three key neurotransmitters and how they affect the body and how psychoactive drugs affect the neurotransmitter. Information about neurotransmitters can be found at http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/neurotransmitter.html AND https://www.neurogistics.com/TheScience/WhatareNeurotransmi09CE.asp.
  3. Central nervous system depressants present many dangers for abusers. Looking at the drugs mentioned in this class, describe (in at least 250 words) the risks associated with abuse and discuss at least one problem that counselors should be concerned with during a client’s withdrawal and treatment.
  4. Central nervous system stimulants are among the most popular drugs of abuse used by young people. Select one popular central nervous system stimulant drug and write a short essay (at least 300 words) discussing its popularity and use among young people today. Be sure to include information on its availability, methods of use, symptoms of use, overdose and withdrawal, and the legal ramifications for possession.After reading the article, consider the following:1. For each of the studies, how did Golub, Gilbert, and Wilson (2009) operationally define the positive expectations? How did they operationally define affect?2. In experiments 1a and 1b, what were the independent variable(s)? What where the dependent variable(s)?3. This article includes three different studies. In this case, what are the advantages to answering the research question using multiple methods?4. On what basis did the authors conclude, “Our studies suggest that the affective benefits of negative expectations may be more elusive than their costs” (p. 280)?5. Evaluate the external validity of the two experiments and one field study that Golub, Gilbert, and Wilson (2009) conducted.6. How good was the internal validity?
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