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MTLE Health: Substance Use, Abuse & Dependence - Chapter Summary
Use our lessons to develop a deeper understanding of substance abuse and dependence. The videos are designed to leave you well-prepared for any MTLE Health test questions on the following:
- Causes of substance disorders
- The difference between drug misuse and abuse
- Treatment and symptoms of substance dependence
- Different risk factors for drug-taking behaviors
- Physical consequences of drug abuse
- Psychological and physical substance dependence
- Substance abuse screening
- U.S. drug use patterns
Give yourself adequate preparation for the exam by looking through our video lessons. They are short and come accompanied by practice quizzes. These quizzes help you recognize any drug topics you may need to review further. You also have access to online instructors. Ask them any questions you have about the content in this chapter through the Dashboard.
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.
2. Substance Dependence: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms
In this lesson, you will learn what substance dependence is, what it looks like, and how it is commonly treated. You will also learn the DSM-IV criteria that define substance dependence.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. How Substance Use Affects Health and Chronic Conditions
While not every substance and every chronic condition can be covered in a single lesson, we attempt to look at the most common types (alcohol and smoking), as well as some generalizations about illegal substances.
6. Why Do People Use Drugs?
In this lesson, we'll explore some of the reasons people use drugs. We'll look at four different examples of drug use, including prescription drugs, stimulants, alcohol, and marijuana.
7. Risk Factors & Protective Factors for Drug-Taking Behavior
In this lesson, you'll learn that there are two sides to the coin of drug-taking behavior. On one side, there are risk factors that may cause someone to take drugs, and on the other side, there are protective factors that help a person avoid taking drugs.
8. Personal & Social Dangers of Drug Abuse
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the many unfortunate personal and social dangers that drug abuse poses, including those that can harm society at large.
9. Physical vs Psychological Substance Dependence
Substance abuse can include physical dependence, psychological dependence, or both. This lesson explains the difference between physical substance dependence and psychological substance dependence.
10. Relationships Between Drugs, Violence & Crime
Many inmates in both state and federal prisons say they committed their crimes while under the influence of drugs. Around one-quarter of those inmates committed violent crimes. This lesson explores the relationship between drugs, violence and crime.
11. Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse
In this lesson, you'll learn about many of the key factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse, including things that may be going on at home or in school.
12. Drug Use in the United States
In this lesson, we'll learn about the prevalence of drug use in the United States including the demographics of different substance abusers and recent trends in use. We'll look at four examples; marijuana, cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamines.
13. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose
The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, is the leading law enforcement agency responsible for preventing the distribution of illegal narcotics in the United States. This lesson explains the roles and history of the DEA.
14. Substance Abuse Screening & Diagnosis
Substance abuse screening and diagnosis are used to determine first whether a person has a substance abuse issue and then to determine what that problem is and how it can be treated. This lesson looks at how screening and diagnosis take place.
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- MTLE Health: Nature of Illness & Disease
- MTLE Health: Disease Prevention & Public Health
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- MTLE Health: Human Development
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- MTLE Health: Principles of Nutritional Health
- MTLE Health: Nutritional Health Across the Life Span
- MTLE Health: Planning a Balanced Diet
- MTLE Health: Benefits of Physical Fitness
- MTLE Health: Emotional & Mental Health
- MTLE Health: Interpersonal Communication Skills
- MTLE Health: Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention
- MTLE Health: Making Healthy Decisions
- MTLE Health: Health Information Resources
- MTLE Health: Health Care Systems
- MTLE Health: Media & Advertising
- MTLE Health: Reading & Comprehension Skills
- MTLE Health: Health Education Programs
- MTLE Health: Environmental Health & Pollution
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