Ch 9: Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use

About This Chapter

Access online video lessons to learn about the symptoms and treatment options for several types of addictive behaviors. Take advantage of the brief quizzes that follow each lesson to gauge your progress.

Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter begins with an overview of the different forms of drug addiction and other addictive behaviors. Instructors will outline several warning signs to look for in addicts. Lessons will also explain the difference between drug misuse and drug abuse. You'll look at different types of drugs and how they are administered by addicts. Finally, you'll explore possible treatment options for drug addicts. By the time you finish the chapter, you should have a good understanding of:

  • Addictive behaviors and warning signs
  • Drug misuse vs. drug abuse
  • Classifications of drugs
  • Most common routes of drug administration
  • Drug abuse treatment methods
  • Habit vs. impulse vs. obsession

Video Objective
Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types and Warning Signs Identify the signs of addiction and describe the different types of addictions, which include compulsive behaviors like gambling and shopping.
From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction and Effects Explain the difference between drug misuse and drug abuse, showing how drugs affect the brain.
Types of Drugs: Classifications and Effects Name the six classifications of drugs and their effects on the human body.
Routes of Drug Administration: Oral, Topical, Inhalation and Injection Discuss the different routes of drug administration used by addicts, including oral, topical, inhalation and injection.
Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment Understand the physical consequences of drug abuse and treatment options for addicts attempting to recover.
Addiction: Not the Same as Habit, Impulse or Obsession Differentiate between addiction, habit, impulse and obsession as it relates to patterns of behavior.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use
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Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

1. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

This lesson will define addiction and addictive behavior in addition to taking a look at what addictive behaviors have in common and what things to look out for in a potential addict.

From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction & Effects

2. From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction & Effects

This lesson will differentiate drug misuse and abuse. You will also learn how the central nervous system is affected by drugs and what other effects drugs have upon the body.

Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

3. Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

This lesson will describe the six major classes of psychoactive drugs, give examples of substances in each class, and explain what they cause a person to experience in the short-term and the long-term.

Routes of Drug Administration: Oral, Topical, Inhalation & Injection

4. Routes of Drug Administration: Oral, Topical, Inhalation & Injection

The way by which illicit drugs can be administered or taken into the body are numerous. These routes include the oral route, transdermal, inhalation, and intravenous injection.

Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

5. Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

The kidneys, heart, lungs, and skin are all affected by drug use, sometimes severely so. You'll learn how and also the many different ways by which a person can be treated for substance abuse in this lesson.

Addiction: Not The Same As Habit, Impulse, or Obsession

6. Addiction: Not The Same As Habit, Impulse, or Obsession

This lesson will discuss the definitions of addiction, habit, obsession, compulsion, and impulse, giving several examples of each category and how they may overlap with one another.

Chapter Practice Exam
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