Altered Consciousness

  1. Psychoactive drugs- substance whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception.
  2. Stimulants- anything that causes change to the body
  3. Depressants- things that slow down the body
  4. Opiates- drugs to treat pain
  5. Psychedelic Drugs- whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception
  6. Tolerance- how much you are built up to a drug
  7. Withdrawal- abandoned use of a substance
  8. Addiction- is a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.
  9. Dependence- the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
4.2 Altered States of Consciousness
Charles Tart - What are Altered States of Consciousness?