About This Chapter
About This Chapter
The video lessons in this Lesser Known Drugs that Are Abused chapter outline common symptoms of the abuse of club drugs, dietary supplements and herbal preparations and examines some of the risk factors for abusing them. Once you have watched these lessons, you could be capable of defining or discussing:
- The problematic use of dietary supplements
- GHB, MDMA, LSD, methamphetamines and rohypnol
- Effects of combining drugs
|What Are Club Drugs?||Learn about the different club drugs and their effects.|
|Patterns of Club Drug Misuse and Abuse||Explore the administration of club drugs as well as patterns of abuse, tolerance, withdrawal and overdose.|
|Signs, Risks and Symptoms of Club Drug Dependence||Discuss the warning signs and risk factors for dependence on club drugs.|
|Use and Abuse of Dietary Supplements||Discover how these drugs are sometimes misused.|
|Use and Abuse of Herbal Substances||Learn about the misuse of herbal substances.|
|Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse||Discuss the potential reasons why individuals combine substances and the potential risks of doing so.|
1. Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse
Some people take different types of substances at the same time in order to get a better high or by accident. In this lesson, we'll look at why people combine substances, commonly combined substances, and the dangerous side effects.
2. What Are Club Drugs? - Definition & Effects
Club drugs are recreational drugs that go by a lot of different names, such as the date-rape drugs, special K, crystal meth and ecstasy. Learn these drugs by their real names and discover how they affect the body.
3. Club Drug Misuse & Abuse Patterns
What are examples of club drugs? Can these drugs be abused? What does withdrawal have to do with them? This lesson answers these questions and covers the important signs and symptoms of club drug misuse and abuse.
4. Signs & Symptoms of Club Drug Dependence
Do you know what club drugs are? Do you know what the signs and symptoms of club drug abuse and dependence are? You should, because one day you may use this knowledge to save a life!
5. Dietary Supplement Use & Abuse
What are dietary supplements? Do we really even need them? What for? And are they really dangerous to us? This lesson will cover the essential answers to these questions.
6. Herbal Substance Use & Abuse
Herbal substances are used all over the world. Some are known to have proven or potentially beneficial effects. This lesson will discuss some commonly used and abused herbal substances and tell you why they are not free of side effects.
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Other chapters within the Health 102: Substance Abuse course
- Introduction to Substance Abuse
- Tobacco & Nicotine
- Psychomotor Stimulants
- Anti-anxiety & Sedative Hypnotics
- Antipsychotic Drugs, Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers
- Pharmacological & Neurophysiological Principles
- Classification of Drugs
- Inhaled Substances
- Anabolic Steroids
- Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs