The format the panel has in place currently describes every psychoactive drug
in terms of five axes: class and relevant mechanisms; family; neurobiologic activity, neurotransmitter effects, and physiologic effects; efficacy and major side effects; and approved and licenses indications in the major countries and regions that perform drug licensing.
Throughout its forty year history, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
has been on the leading edge of developments in the field of drug use, abuse, and treatment.
The mechanisms of the effect of individual psychoactive drugs
have been elaborated.
These psychoactive drugs
were used as treatment of diagnosed medical conditions.
For instance, in chapter 6, "Finding God in a Garden," Foster describes the vast array of psychoactive drugs
used in both ancient and modern societies and how their effects either mimic spiritual experiences--as with the consciousness-transforming effects of LSD --or are used as aids to spiritual experience--as with peyote use in the Native American church.
When researchers discovered that psychoactive drugs
affect neurochemicals, a theory arose that chemical imbalances in the brain cause mental illness.
Possible predictors included age, gender, socioeconomic status, Wide Range Achievement Test 3 Reading score (quality of education), social networks score, hardiness score, mood disturbance score, medical problems composite score, psychoactive drug
use composite score, HIV chronicity, [CD4.
They met twice weekly to discuss individual needs and interventions for residents who were on psychoactive drugs
or whom staff identified as having weight loss, disruptive behaviors, pressure ulcers, or falls.
He claims that for many, psychoactive drugs
became not just a recreation, but an inspiration.
Healy also said, "it is not a coincidence that pharmaceutical companies consider grandparents a barrier to getting children on psychoactive drugs
They placed alcohol fifth, in a table of twenty psychoactive drugs
, based on physical reaction, addictive qualities and effect on society.
Moreover, the Report also covers promotion of education and information on the appropriate use of psychoactive drugs
and impact of international control on medical availability of substances.