Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics


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When does the use of a substance become abuse?

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1. What is the difference between substance abuse and dependence?

2. What is methadone used for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you gauge your understanding of the types and characteristics of substance-related disorders. In order to be successful on the quiz, you will need to know information about methadone, as well as causes of addiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • When using a substance becomes abuse
  • Difference between dependence and substance abuse
  • Use of methadone
  • Causes of addiction

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding substance abuse and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of methadone
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about addiction from the related substance abuse lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about substance-related disorders, review the lesson titled Substance Related Disorders. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what 'maladaptive pattern of use' means
  • Define 'tolerance' in regards to drug addiction
  • Identify the relationship between addiction and dopamine
  • Examine characteristics of substance-related abuse