Ch 13: Addiction Theories & Behaviors

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Addiction Theories & Behaviors - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on addiction theories and behaviors, engaging lessons will cover the history of psychopharmacology and prescription drug dependence. You can also get a better understanding of addictive behaviors. After going through the lessons, you should be poised and able to do the following:

  • Recall different addiction theories
  • List warning signs of addiction
  • Differentiate between substance use, abuse, and dependence
  • Recount signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence
  • Define co-occurring disorders
  • List different types of abused prescription drugs
  • Discuss symptoms of withdrawal
  • Explain how to assess the effects of addiction

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9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Addiction Theories & Behaviors
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Addiction Theories: Overview & Implications

1. Addiction Theories: Overview & Implications

Substances like alcohol and drugs can create dependency, which can lead to addiction. In this lesson we'll talk about different theories that explain addiction and how different treatments can help us overcome them.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

2. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

Addictive behavior occurs when an addiction becomes out of control and there are negative consequences on the body's health. Understand the main types of addictions and common warning signs of addictive behavior.

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

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

Many factors contribute to the development of substance disorders. Learn the definitions of substance use, abuse, and dependency, and explore the main causes of substance disorders: sociocultural, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and biological.

Alcohol Dependence: Signs & Symptoms

4. Alcohol Dependence: Signs & Symptoms

Knowing the signs and symptom of alcohol dependence can warn of an impending problem before it becomes severe. Learn what defines dependence and recognize the questionable behaviors and physical symptoms of alcohol dependence.

Co-occurring Disorders & Conditions in Substance Abusers

5. Co-occurring Disorders & Conditions in Substance Abusers

In this lesson, we'll talk about substance use disorder and the mental health disorders that often co-occur. We'll go over some of the most common ones as well as some explanations for why disorders co-occur.

Signs & Symptoms of Prescription Drug Dependence

6. Signs & Symptoms of Prescription Drug Dependence

In this lesson, we'll learn about the three main types of abused prescription drugs: opiates, anti-anxiety medications and stimulants. We'll look at the symptoms of drug dependence and the signs of abuse.

Withdrawal: Symptoms & Definition

7. Withdrawal: Symptoms & Definition

Withdrawal occurs when the body doesn't receive a substance and reacts with physical and mental symptoms. Explore the symptoms, definition, and examples of withdrawal and learn about the reasoning behind withdrawal and the diagnostic criteria.

Psychopharmacology: Definition & History

8. Psychopharmacology: Definition & History

The field of psychopharmacology helps us understand how prescription drugs, legal drugs, and illegal drugs change behavior in predictable ways. This lesson will give you an overview and history the field of psychopharmacology.

Assessing the Effects of Addictions in Social Work

9. Assessing the Effects of Addictions in Social Work

Addiction creates problems not only for the addict but for those around them also. This lesson first defines the progression toward addiction, discusses how addiction affects the addict and then describes how a social worker can help the addict.

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