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Substance Use Disorders & Aging Populations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
People of varying ages, including older men and women, often use, abuse, or rely upon substances like alcohol and drugs. This study of substance disorders includes the causes of these issues, the types of substances often abused and the common treatment options. Learn the differences between depressants and stimulants and explore the myths and truths about reliance on cannabis. Find out what can happen if people combine certain substances, in addition to investigating the treatment options that are often available for those challenged by substance abuse. Upon completion of this chapter, you should understand the following:
- Causal factors of substance disorders
- Differences between use, abuse and dependence
- Risks in combining substances
- Differences between biological, behavioral and psychodynamic treatment
|Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders||This lesson defines substance use, abuse, and dependency, and describes the causes of substance-related disorders, including sociocultural, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and biological views.|
|Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids||Topics in this lesson cover dependence on depressants, including alcohol, sedative-hypnotic drugs and opioids, as well as explain the difference between opiates and opioids.|
|Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine||In this lesson, we'll talk about the dependence on stimulants, including cocaine and amphetamines, and define the medical conditions for which physicians may prescribe stimulants.|
|Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples||Use this lesson to understand the dependence on hallucinogens and the history and possible side effects of hallucinogen use.|
|Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths||In this lesson, you'll explore the medicinal benefits of marijuana, the bodily effects and the negatives of use.|
|Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse||This lesson investigates substances often combined, why people may combine substances and possible side effects.|
|Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic||Use this lesson to find out about sociocultural, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and biological treatment approaches for substance-related 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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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