An introduction to the study of drug use, abuse and addiction, with a focus on recreationally used drugs. Topics range from the neurochemical action of drugs to the consequences of their use for society.
The two courses and share the common topic of psychoactive substances. Drugs and Behavior is the introductory psychopharmacology course that focuses on the action, bioactivity and behavioral effects of psychoactive substances, especially drugs of abuse. It includes study of dose response, binding properties and the effects of these drugs on normal brain chemistry. Examples of […]