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


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Substance use occurs when which of the following happens?

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1. Tolerance for a drug is a sign of what?

2. Peer pressure is an example of which type of addiction factor?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

See what you understand about substance use, abuse and dependence. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of factors that can influence addiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Substance use
  • Drug tolerance
  • Peer pressure
  • When a person weighs the pros and cons of a behavior
  • People who have a genetic predisposition towards addiction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related substance addiction lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of factors that can influence addiction
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as substance use and substance dependency

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to substance addiction, read through the brief lesson titled Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the differences between substance use, substance abuse, and substance dependency
  • Learn about the sociocultural factors that can influence addiction
  • Recall the psychodynamic factors that can influence addiction, such as emotional issues and past history
  • Review social learning theory
  • Comprehend the biological factors that influence addiction, like genetics