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- Definitions of substance use, abuse and addiction
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1. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders
Many factors contribute to the development of substance disorders. Learn the definitions of substance use, abuse, and dependency, and explore the main causes of substance disorders: sociocultural, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and biological.
2. Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids
Depressants such as alcohol, sedatives, and opioids have high potential for addiction through physical and psychological dependence. Learn features of these depressants and the pharmacological benefits and risks to these commonly abused substances.
3. Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine
Stimulant dependence is a substance use disorder characterized by developing a tolerance and need for stimulant drugs. Learn about different stimulants, including amphetamines and cocaine, and the dangers of dependence on these substances.
4. Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples
Dependence on hallucinogens is an addiction marked by withdrawal when a person does not take them and a need to keep taking them in order to function. Explore the definition, history, side effects, and examples of dependence on hallucinogens.
5. Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths
Cannabis dependence, or the addiction to marijuana use, is a highly politicized debate. Explore the medical and recreational benefits of marijuana use, potential side effects, and physical vs. psychological addiction.
6. Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse
Combining substances, or mixing different drugs, causes harmful and deadly side effects. Uncover the reasons people combine substances, types of substances that are frequently combined, and learn just how deadly the side effects can be.
7. Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches
Substance-related disorders refer to a person's addiction or dependence on alcohol or drugs. Learn the definition of substance abuse and substance-related disorder, and explore the four major treatment approaches: sociocultural, psychodynamic, behavioral, and biological.
8. What Are Stimulants? - Definition, Types & Examples
Drugs comes in many classes, including stimulants. Learn about stimulants and explore their definition, types, and examples. Understand the medical uses for stimulants and review important facts about stimulants, such as their potential to be abused.
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.
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.
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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