Ch 19: Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Substance Use Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study substance use disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of substance use disorders.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of substance abuse or the approaches to treating substance-related disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about substance use disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Substance Use Disorders chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Substance Use Disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any substance use disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a substance use disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Substance use, abuse and dependence
  • Dependence on depressants
  • Stimulant dependence
  • Dependence on hallucinogens
  • Cannabis dependence
  • Commonly combined drugs
  • Treatments for substance-related disorders

13 Lessons in Chapter 19: Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
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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.

Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse

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.

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

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.

Designer Drugs: Definition, Types & Examples

8. Designer Drugs: Definition, Types & Examples

Designer drugs are synthetically created substances designed to mimic the effects of existing drugs. In this lesson, learn more about the dangers of designer drugs and see examples of types of designer drugs.

Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

9. Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

Hallucinogens are mind-altering drugs that are commonly known as psychedelics. Learn more about hallucinogens, the most common types and the various effects they have on people.

Withdrawal: Symptoms & Definition

10. Withdrawal: Symptoms & Definition

Using psychological diagnostic criteria and simple examples, this text explores the steps involved in what withdrawal is and takes a brief look into the neurochemistry of why it occurs.

What is Meth (Methamphetamine)? - Definition & Effects

11. What is Meth (Methamphetamine)? - Definition & Effects

What can cause your teeth to rot, sores to appear on your face and cause damage to your major organs? Methamphetamine is a stimulant with increasing popularity. This lesson will describe what is in meth and the effects of meth on users.

What Are Opiates? - Definition, Examples & Effects

12. What Are Opiates? - Definition, Examples & Effects

Opiates are a very common type of drug used to treat and manage pain. This lesson will define opiates, provide some examples, and discuss the effects of taking opiates.

Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline & Treatment

13. Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline & Treatment

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially deadly condition caused by stopping drinking after a prolonged period of heavy alcohol use. Learn more about alcohol withdrawal syndrome, its symptoms, timeline, and treatment.

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