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Ch 17: GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse

About This Chapter

We can help you review all the important aspects of drug and substance abuse in preparation for the GACE Health Education assessment. The engaging video lessons across the chapter give you a fun way to brush up on several potential assessment topics.

GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter let you revisit the drug and substance abuse concepts you need to know about as you prepare for the GACE Health Education assessment. The videos cover the following issues:

  • Definitions for substance abuse, use and dependency
  • Addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Physical consequences of drug abuse
  • Effects of alcohol and alcoholism
  • Tobacco use, addiction and consequences
  • Treatment of substance-related disorders

Check out these engaging videos from a computer or a handheld device at your convenience. Self-assessment quizzes let you quickly verify your grasp of each lesson you review.

GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse Chapter Objectives

The GACE Health Education assessment consists of two multiple-choice tests that evaluate your readiness to be a health teacher in Georgia. The topics in the Drug & Substance Abuse chapter fall within the second subarea of Test II, which accounts for 60% of the 100 questions on that particular test. The quizzes across the chapter give you an idea of how some questions may look in the respective subarea.

14 Lessons in Chapter 17: GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse
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Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

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

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

2. 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.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

How Drug Use Affects a Teen's Life

6. How Drug Use Affects a Teen's Life

In this lesson, we'll look at some of the consequences of teen drug use. We'll look at how the use of drugs impacts teens' relationships, academic performance, and development.

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.

The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

8. The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

If you've ever wondered why men seem to tolerate alcohol better than women or what alcohol does to the body and mind, then tune into this lesson for more information.

Alcoholism: Causes, Symptoms, Effects & Treatment

9. Alcoholism: Causes, Symptoms, Effects & Treatment

Alcohol can be a really terrible thing when it is abused. The problems it causes do not just damage the user but their friends, family, and society as a whole. You'll learn about why alcoholism occurs and how it can be addressed.

The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

10. The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

We often think about the fact that smoking is something we should worry about with respect to cancer, but political, social, and religious concerns are just as important when it comes to this deadly habit. Learn about how these concerns are related to smoking in this lesson.

Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects

11. Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects

In this lesson, you will learn about why it is that smoking is so addictive and what the short-term consequences of tobacco use will result in. You will also find out how nicotine plays an important role in all of this.

Smoking: Long-Term Consequences

12. Smoking: Long-Term Consequences

In this lesson, we will look at why smoking is so harmful to your health from a chemical perspective. After that, we will discuss exactly what smoking causes in the long run. You'll be surprised to learn that lung cancer is the least of your concerns.

Analyzing Tobacco & Alcohol Advertisements

13. Analyzing Tobacco & Alcohol Advertisements

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the various ways advertisements are used by the tobacco, alcohol, and drug industry to target their current or future customer base.

Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

14. Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches

Millions of people suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. How do people get over addiction? In this lesson, we'll look at four different approaches to substance use treatment.

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