L16 - substance use, part 1

L16 - substance use, part 1 - "For a long time, when it's...

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“For a long time, when it’s working, the drink feels like a path to self-enlightenment, something that turns us until the person we wish to be…Alcohol simply makes everything better until it makes everything worse.” Caroline Knapp, Drinking, A Love Story
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Today’s overview Review schizophrenia Substance abuse, part 1 Guest speaker: Kelly Young-Wolff
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Substance use by US adults 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Alcohol Tobacco Marijuana Cocaine Halluc.s Stimulants Heroin
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Myths about substance abuse Meth abuse is the biggest drug problem in US. Prevention programs (e.g., DARE) work. Alcoholics don’t use illegal drugs. “Addiction” refers only to physiological dependence.
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DSM-IV definitions Substance Dependence Tolerance Withdrawal Substance Abuse Substance Intoxication
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Tolerance curve -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60
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Dependence in everyday life?
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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