States of Consciousness/ Drugs/ Mouse Party

mouse party

All drugs of abuse activate the dopamine system in the reward pathway.

  • Topic: Common Drugs and Everyday Student Activity
  • Purpose of the Activity: To help students become more aware of their use of common drugs, the activities that serve as antecedents to their use, and the consequences of using them.
  •  Procedure: For a 7 day period keep a log of your daily use of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.

I will make copies of the Daily Log below and give out in class.


Write about effects of the following 3 drugs 1) hallucinogens 2) alcohol, 3) marijuana

  1. Drugs Alter the Brain’s Reward Pathway 
  2. Drugs of Abuse (webquest)
  3. Mouse Party  (“Mice on Drugs”

Daily Log

Antecedents and Consequences of Drug Use: Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Day: M T W H F SA SU

Time: ____________

Drug Used: ___________

Psychological, Behavioral, or Environmental Antecedents (What things were going through your mind, what were you doing, or what was going on around you immediately before you used the drug):

Psychological or Behavioral Consequences (What resulted from the drug use? Emotionally, how did you feel during and after the drug


About victoriaruss

I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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2 Responses to States of Consciousness/ Drugs/ Mouse Party

  1. Lolly says:

    I would love to re post this entry on my own website will that be okay

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