About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory drugs material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about introductory drugs. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding drug types, administration options and effects
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about substance abuse counseling (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about drug basics
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra counseling learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Drugs chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Drugs chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any drug related question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an introduction to drugs unit of a standard substance abuse counselor course. Topics covered include:
- Drug classification
- Effects of drugs
- Ways to administer drugs
- Illegal drugs
- Physiological effects of drugs
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.
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.
3. Common Illegal Drugs and Their Names
The names law enforcement may formally use for illicit substances aren't likely to be the names of the drugs out on the streets. This lesson will teach you about some famous drugs and their more common street names.
4. Drug Interactions With Other Drugs & Activity Within the Body
Drugs can affect your body in quite a few ways. You'll learn about how they affect you and how they interact with one another to affect you by learning about tolerance, cross-tolerance, the additive effect, synergism, potentiation, and antagonism.
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