Substance Dependence: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms


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Substance dependence can be defined as:

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1. Behaviorism teaches that the more times you do a behavior and receive a reward; the more likely you are to try it again.

2. Which of the following is NOT considered a withdrawal effect from either alcohol or drugs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Substance dependence is a tragic condition that affects many lives. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will allow you to test your understanding of the symptoms of dependency and the ways that people can get help.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • Element of behaviorism
  • Definition of substance dependence
  • The effects of withdrawal
  • Substance abuse criteria and the DSM-IV
  • Forms of treatments for substance dependence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet evaluate the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and/or apply knowledge of main terms on quiz questions, such as behaviorism and withdrawal
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related substance dependence symptoms and treatment lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about treatments for substance dependence

Additional Learning

Learn more about substance dependence by reviewing the lesson Substance Dependence: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms. Work on the following objectives with this lesson:

  • Understand the science of behaviorism
  • Differentiate between use, abuse and dependence
  • Identify various effects of withdrawal
  • Know the characteristics of addiction
  • Discover the DSM-IV and substance abuse criteria such as 'Using more than intended or in larger amount'