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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 VHEMES vhemes = visual + themesstart by dragging a predesigned vheme onto the canvas OBJECTS drag and drop icons,shapes, text or upload your own from our extensive library of artwork your artboard start from scratch[clears the canvas] double click on textto edit or change TEXT How drug abuse can effect the brain's functions: marijuana and heroin how does it work? chemical structures that are able to mimic that of a neurotransmitter that typically occurs naturally in our bodies fools our receptors and stimulates the nerve cells, which causes obscure messages to be sent to the brain-causing problems mentally and physically. cocaine and methamphetamine what does it do? resulting in nerve cells releasing too much dopamine (a natural neurotransmitter) or can prevent the normal dopamine cycle which leads to... problems with communication channels, and can send "over the top" messages to your brain*Comparable to hearing a water faucet run and then hearing Niagra Falls* the "high" the brain's "reward" circuit is affected (in the limbic system).It soon becomes flooded with dopamine- causing a "high" or intense excitement The repeat effect After drug use is repeated, the brain begins to adjust to the surges of dopamine. Neurons begin to reduce the number of dopamine receptors. This results in less dopamine signaling in the brain (reducing pleasure) and results in physical and mental problems.
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