Ch 20: Substance Use Disorders: Homework Help

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The Substance Use Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their substance use disorders homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your substance use disorders homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your substance use disorders homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Definitions of substance use, abuse and addiction
  • Causes of substance use disorders
  • Depressant dependencies
  • Stimulant dependencies
  • Hallucinogenic dependencies
  • Cannabis use
  • Combined use of substances
  • Treatment approaches

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: Substance Use Disorders: Homework Help
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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.

What Are Stimulants? - Definition, Types & Examples

8. What Are Stimulants? - Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn all about the class of drugs known as stimulants. Explore the different kinds of stimulants, how they are used in the medical field, and how they influence the central nervous system.

Substance Dependence: Definition, Treatment & Symptoms

9. 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.

What Are Cognitive Enhancers?

10. What Are Cognitive Enhancers?

This lesson will go over cognitive enhancers, or substances meant to increase mental focus, concentration, and cognitive performance. We'll talk about two different types of cognitive enhancers: nootropics and smart drugs.

Alcoholism & Low Self-Esteem

11. Alcoholism & Low Self-Esteem

This lesson will define alcoholism and examine the connection between alcoholism and the development of low self-esteem. We'll also explore how the two are intertwined for those going through recovery.

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