Drug and Alcohol chapter II

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Drug and Alcohol Chapter II
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Views of Substance Abuse Is there a similar relation with drugs and alcohol and other obsessive behavior Gambling Overeating Sex Are these meeting an unmet social or spiritual need
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Does the Substance Cause Dependence? Some drugs are more likely to lead to dependence than others Cocaine and Heroin users become more dependent and have less control over themselves with respect to the drug use Marijuana and alcohol users more often have the ability to use the drug without being controlled by it
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Does the Substance Cause Dependence? The method of use has some bearing on the risk of dependence Drugs taken by intravenous injection have a higher likelihood of causing dependence than the same drug taken other ways
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Does the Substance Cause Dependence? There are other obsessive activities that are not drugs that cannot be explained by this theory Gambling Overeating Et cetera
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Is Dependence Biological? Is there a common affect that dependent behaviors have on the brain that is common? Focus on Dopamine Neurotransmitter in the brain Increases with pleasurable activity May be involved, but not the only answer Imaging studies have shown other areas that areas not associated with Dopamine are involved
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“So far, no genetic, physiological or
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course HED 280 taught by Professor Ficklen during the Spring '09 term at Sam Houston State University.

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