You have been asked to do a short presentation on addiction and the effects that certain drugs have on the brain. Your presentation should include the following elements:

Assignment Details

 

  • Address the following in 10-12 content slides within a PowerPoint presentation:
    • What does it mean to say that someone is addicted to a drug?
      • Why do people become addicted to a drug physically? Mentally?
    • What is a neurotransmitter?
      • What role do neurotransmitters play with regard to brain functions and behavior?
    • What roles do dopamine and serotonin play with regard to drug use?
      • How are dopamine and serotonin levels affected by various drugs?
    • What is meant by the reward pathways or the reward center of the brain?
    • What differences have been found between men and women in terms of effects of psychoactive drugs and addiction?
  • Your final presentation should follow the following format:
    • Title slide with your name, course code, and unit number
    • 10-12 content slides containing your responses to the above questions
      • Each content slide must contain 100–200 words of speaker notes.
      • Slides should contain bullet points not text.
    • Reference slide where all sources are referenced usin

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