Physical vs Psychological Substance Dependence


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This term describes any harmful or hazardous use of a psychoactive substance:

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1. Which of the following does NOT accurately describe physical dependence?

2. Which of the following does NOT accurately describe psychological dependence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do physical and psychological substance dependence differ? How are they treated? This quiz/worksheet duo contains questions addressing your ability to define relevant terms and identify descriptions of these forms of substance dependence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool is designed to test your knowledge of:

  • What term refers to the harmful use of psychoactive substances
  • The descriptions of physical and psychological substance dependence
  • The term used to describe when a person is weaned off a psychoactive substance
  • What type of dependence is displayed in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information in an example of someone with a substance dependence and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms used in the lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast physical and psychological substance dependence

Additional Learning

To find out more about this topic, you can refer to the lesson titled Physical vs. Psychological Substance Dependence. The lesson offers:

  • The meanings of 'substance abuse' and 'substance dependence'
  • A description of the types of psychoactive substances
  • Details about physical dependence and its symptoms
  • A definition of psychological dependence and what leads to it
  • Treatment methods for each of these types of dependence