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Ch 19: Substance Use Disorders: Tutoring Solution

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The Substance Use Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about substance use disorders. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the definitions and causes involving substance use disorders required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other abnormal psychology work.
  • Identify the substance use disorders concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our abnormal psychology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about substance use disorders and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding substance use, abuse, dependence, treatment options or any other substance use disorders topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning psychology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their substance use disorders unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in abnormal psychology
  • Don't have access to their psychology teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between substance use, dependency and abuse.
  • Examine dependence on depressants, such as alcohol, opioids and sedative-hypnotic drugs.
  • Take a look at dependence on stimulants, such as cocaine and amphetamines.
  • Learn about the effects and treatment of hallucinogen dependence.
  • Discuss the facts and myths of cannabis dependence.
  • Understand why people sometimes combine substances.
  • Explore the different approaches to treating substance-related disorders.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Substance Use Disorders: Tutoring Solution
Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

1. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

2. Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

Addiction to depressants, like alcohol, sedatives, and opioids, comes with many problems. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of depressants, their side effects, and the treatment for dependence.

Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

3. Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

Many people take stimulants like caffeine in small doses every day. But what happens when someone becomes dependent on stimulants? In this lesson, we'll look at the effects of stimulants, including two commonly abused stimulants, cocaine and amphetamines.

Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

4. Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

For centuries, people have taken hallucinogens. But what are the dangers? In this lesson, we'll look at hallucinogens more closely, including the history, side effects, and treatment of hallucinogenic dependence.

Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths

5. Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths

There are many myths about cannabis - or marijuana - use and dependence. In this lesson, we'll look at the medicinal benefits of cannabis, as well as the dangers of cannabis use.

Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse

6. Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse

Some people take different types of substances at the same time in order to get a better high or by accident. In this lesson, we'll look at why people combine substances, commonly combined substances, and the dangerous side effects.

Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

7. Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

Millions of people suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. How do people get over addiction? In this lesson, we'll look at four different approaches to substance use treatment.

What Is Delirium Tremens? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition

8. What Is Delirium Tremens? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition

Delirium tremens is a medical condition caused by complications from alcohol withdrawal. In this lesson you will learn about delirium tremens, including the symptoms and treatment of this withdrawal syndrome. Afterward, you may test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment

9. What is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by the extended and heavy use of alcohol? Learn more about Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome from this lesson and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Preventing Binge Drinking on College Campuses

10. Preventing Binge Drinking on College Campuses

In this lesson, you will learn about the prevalence of binge drinking on college campuses. You will also be introduced to strategies that can help reduce the incidents of binge drinking in this environment.

College Drinking: Statistics & Facts

11. College Drinking: Statistics & Facts

This lesson goes over alcohol use on college campuses, examining some statistics and facts about the use of alcohol by students. We'll also talk about some of the dangers and consequences of drinking too much.

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