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Ch 17: Drug Use & Abuse

About This Chapter

Learn about the different uses of drugs and what occurs when they are abused, by watching our short and engaging video lessons. Take the related quizzes to gauge your knowledge of the material in this chapter.

Drug Use & Abuse - Chapter Summary

You can count on our highly qualified instructors to explain drug use and abuse to you in an informative, entertaining manner. Catch up on addiction and the warning signs of addictive behavior. The main points addressed in this chapter are:

  • Drug types and modes of administration
  • Appropriate drug use
  • Impact of culture and religion on drug use
  • Addiction
  • Drug misuse versus abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Addiction vs. habit, impulse or obsession?

Every video lesson is paired with a brief and helpful self-assessment quiz. Depending upon the assessment outcome you may decide to revisit certain lessons in the chapter. Do so by reading the transcripts accompanying each video lesson. Also do so by using the video tagging system to access specific segments of a video lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: Drug Use & Abuse
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Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

1. 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

2. 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.

The Appropriate Use of Legal Drugs & Medicine

3. The Appropriate Use of Legal Drugs & Medicine

In this lesson, you're going to learn a ton of names related to some of the most common over the counter (OTC) and prescription medications found in the United States as well as their main uses.

How Culture & Religion Influence Drug & Medicine Use

4. How Culture & Religion Influence Drug & Medicine Use

A person's cultural and religious background can greatly influence how they perceive and use drugs, be they legal or illegal. Such factors can both predispose a person to use drugs, or not.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

5. 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

6. 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.

Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

7. 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

8. 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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Practice Final Exam
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