Copyright

Drugs, Alcohol & Addiction Flashcards

Drugs, Alcohol & Addiction Flashcards
1/21 (missed) 0 0
Create Your Account To Continue Studying

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access
Alcoholism Causes

Personality disorders

Genetics

Cultural values

Peer pressure

Family problems

Got it
Hallucinogen
A category of drugs that typically distorts the user's perception of reality.
Got it
Inhalant
This kind of drug usually causes mind-altering effects after it is breathed in.
Got it
Depressants
These drugs work on the function of a person's central nervous system by slowing it down.
Got it
Narcotics
Drugs in this category relieve pain but are also more likely to produce dependence than many other drugs.
Got it
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Individuals who suffer from this condition are infected with a bacteria that severely destroys the soft tissues in the body, which may require amputations. It can be caused by drug use.
Got it
Rhabdomyolysis
A medical condition that involves the degradation of an individual's skeletal muscles. Some drugs can cause this.
Got it
Vasoconstriction
A tightening of a person's blood vessels that leads to high blood pressure. The use of cocaine can lead to this process as the drug speeds up a person's heart.
Got it
Tachycardia
This term refers to a heart rate that is higher than normal. It can be caused by chemicals signals generated by cocaine use.
Got it
Addictive Behavior
This kind of behavior occurs when a person loses control of a habit with negative results. It occurs when you experience a desire to do something every day that you feel like you can't control.
Got it
21 cards in set

Flashcard Content Overview

Working with these cards can help you review addictive behavior, substance use, substance abuse and substance dependency. You'll be able to consider the biological, cognitive-behavioral, sociocultural and psychodynamic factors that can lead to addiction. Narcotics, depressants, inhalants and hallucinogens will be covered by these cards, along with nicotine. Some of negative health consequences of drug use will also be discussed, including necrotizing fasciitis, tachycardia and vasoconstriction.

Front
Back
Addictive Behavior
This kind of behavior occurs when a person loses control of a habit with negative results. It occurs when you experience a desire to do something every day that you feel like you can't control.
Tachycardia
This term refers to a heart rate that is higher than normal. It can be caused by chemicals signals generated by cocaine use.
Vasoconstriction
A tightening of a person's blood vessels that leads to high blood pressure. The use of cocaine can lead to this process as the drug speeds up a person's heart.
Rhabdomyolysis
A medical condition that involves the degradation of an individual's skeletal muscles. Some drugs can cause this.
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Individuals who suffer from this condition are infected with a bacteria that severely destroys the soft tissues in the body, which may require amputations. It can be caused by drug use.
Narcotics
Drugs in this category relieve pain but are also more likely to produce dependence than many other drugs.
Depressants
These drugs work on the function of a person's central nervous system by slowing it down.
Inhalant
This kind of drug usually causes mind-altering effects after it is breathed in.
Hallucinogen
A category of drugs that typically distorts the user's perception of reality.
Alcoholism Causes

Personality disorders

Genetics

Cultural values

Peer pressure

Family problems

Alcoholism
We use this term to refer to the dependence of an individual on alcohol.
Nicotine
This psychoactive drug is very addictive and impacts the human nervous system. It is contained in tobacco products.
Potentiation
This represents a drug interaction where the effects of one drug are strengthened by the presence of a second substance.
Antagonism
A type of drug interaction that occurs if one drug serves to counter the normal effects of a different substance.
Substance Abuse
Individuals demonstrate this if they regularly use drugs or alcohol even though it causes them problems. Individuals who misuse prescription narcotics may display this.
Substance Use
This refers to any use of drugs or alcohol by an individual. It doesn't necessarily indicate addiction or abuse.
Substance Dependency
A term we use to describe addiction to a substance. Individuals who suffer from this may develop a tolerance and suffer from symptoms of withdrawal if they cannot get the substance.
Psychodynamic Factors in Addiction
These are psychological disorders, such as depression, or emotional issues that can lead to problems with substance abuse or addiction.
Sociocultural Factors in Addiction
The factors related to peer pressure or societal beliefs that can lead to addiction.
Cognitive-Behavioral Factors in Addiction
When you examine the behavior of addicts or the way they think, you are looking at this factor of addiction.
Biological Factors in Addiction
We consider the genetic vulnerabilities of individuals when assessing this factor of addiction.

To unlock this flashcard set you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member

Already a member? Log In

Support