Ch 3: Trends in Drug & Alcohol Use

About This Chapter

The Trends in Drug & Alcohol Use chapter of this Guide to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor course is the simplest way to master trends in drug and alcohol use. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of trends in drug and alcohol use.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering trends in drug and alcohol use material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about trends in drug and alcohol use. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding trends in drug and alcohol use
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning substance abuse counseling (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about drug and alcohol use trends
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra counseling 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 Trends in Drug and Alcohol Use 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 Trends in Drug and Alcohol Use chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any drug and alcohol use trends 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 trends in drug and alcohol use unit of a standard substance abuse counseling course. Topics covered include:

  • Alcohol use and consumption trends in the U.S.
  • Trends in tobacco use
  • Abuse of prescription drugs and stimulants in the U.S.
  • Marijuana legalization and use
  • Demographic considerations in substance abuse

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Trends in Drug & Alcohol Use
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

1. Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

You more than likely have had alcohol once in your life. At least that's what statistics point to. In fact, this lesson will be chock full of statistics about alcohol use and abuse in the United States.

Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

2. Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

This lesson will discuss important statistics related to smoking, including how age, ethnicity, education, and geographic location influence tobacco use, as well as the financial and health-related implications of smoking.

Prescription Drug Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

3. Prescription Drug Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

Prescription drug use in the United States is on the rise, with nearly half of all Americans currently taking prescription medication. This lesson will take a closer look at the most prescribed types of medication and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Stimulant Drug Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

4. Stimulant Drug Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

The use of stimulants is on the rise in America. This lesson will examine trends in the consumption of stimulants in the United States and will end with a short quiz to test your knowledge.

Marijuana Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

5. Marijuana Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

Marijuana use is on the rise in America. This lesson will discuss trends in the consumption of marijuana and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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