Ch 16: Substance Abuse Among Aging Populations

About This Chapter

Delve into this chapter and identify the effects of substance abuse among aging populations. You can use these lessons to increase your knowledge about substance abuse and treatment options, or you can review the info to study for an exam.

Substance Abuse Among Aging Populations - Chapter Summary

We all make choices about what we put into our bodies, but there is a point where we may become addicted to certain substances, which can have negative results. These lessons discuss the issues of substance abuse as it pertains to aging populations.

You can navigate your way through this chapter using the menu, which allows you to easily see the topics discussed in each lesson. Review the lessons in order, or jump around based on your specific study needs. Remember that our materials are available 24/7, so you can go through them as many times as it takes for you to master this information. With these lessons, you will find out how to do the following:

  • Offer examples about the causes of substance abuse disorders
  • Review details about dependence on opioids, sedative-hypnotic drugs, and alcohol
  • Show info on dependence on stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines
  • Establish examples of hallucinogens and point out dependence issues
  • Outline myths and facts about dependence on cannabis
  • Evaluate the various approaches to handling substance-related disorders

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Substance Abuse Among Aging Populations
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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.

Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

2. Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

Addiction to depressants, like alcohol, sedatives, and opioids, comes with many problems. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of depressants, their side effects, and the treatment for dependence.

Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

3. Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

Many people take stimulants like caffeine in small doses every day. But what happens when someone becomes dependent on stimulants? In this lesson, we'll look at the effects of stimulants, including two commonly abused stimulants, cocaine and amphetamines.

Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

4. Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

For centuries, people have taken hallucinogens. But what are the dangers? In this lesson, we'll look at hallucinogens more closely, including the history, side effects, and treatment of hallucinogenic dependence.

Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths

5. Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths

There are many myths about cannabis - or marijuana - use and dependence. In this lesson, we'll look at the medicinal benefits of cannabis, as well as the dangers of cannabis use.

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

6. 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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