Health-Compromising Behaviors 1-16-09

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Health-Compromising Behaviors
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  What’s the difference between a  health-promoting and a  health-compromising behavior?
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  What types of health compromising  behaviors have a window of vulnerability  during adolescence? 
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  Characteristics of  Health-Compromising Behavior Can be tied to peer culture Tend to have a gradual onset Smoking vs. Drinking Substance abuse of all kinds are  predicted by some of the same factors
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  Characteristics of Substance Dependence Physical dependence Tolerance Craving Addiction Withdrawal
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  Alcoholism and Problem Drinking:  Scope  of the Problem >20% of Americans drink at levels that  exceed government recommendations What health conditions are associated  with drinking? Alcohol-related accidents: 1in 2 Americans will be in one in their  lifetimes 41% of traffic-related deaths related to  alcohol
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  What are Alcoholism and Problem  Drinking? Alcoholic Physical addition to alcohol Withdrawal symptoms when abstaining from  alcohol High tolerance for alcohol Little ability to control drinking Problem drinkers: may not have symptoms listed  above, but do have substantial social, medical or  psychological problems resulting from alcohol 
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  What Are Alcoholism and Problem  Drinking? Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
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