Ch 14: Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about issues connected with substance use, abuse and dependence. Take quick quizzes and the chapter exam to make sure you understand the material.

Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain the relationship between substance use and abuse and the causes of each. You will be introduced to substance dependence, its symptoms and treatment. This chapter will discuss the physical consequences of drug abuse and how these can be treated.

You'll learn how the misuse of substances can turn into abuse and how substance use affects health and chronic conditions. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define and distinguish among different levels of substance use from ranging from misuse to abuse
  • Examine treatment options for substance dependence
  • Recognize the physical effects of drug abuse on health and the long-term consequences
  • Describe the effects of substance abuse on the central nervous system
  • Identify the chronic conditions associated with use of illegal substances

The course utilizes brief and engaging video lessons to make the learning process as straightforward as possible. In addition to the video lessons, taught by instructors who are subject matter experts in their field, you'll find self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to accompany them. Video tags are available that can take you quickly and easily to the portions of the videos you wish to review.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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