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DRUG USE AND ABUSE, PT I BBH 119 – Spring 2018 – Heather Farmer
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Did You Know? More than 22 million Americans aged 12 and older currently use illicit drugs. The number of drug overdose deaths has climbed steadily every year for the past decade. College students tend to vastly overestimate how many of their peers use illicit drugs.
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Illicit Drug Use in College Students Figure 1. Number of full-time college students aged 18 to 22 who used alcohol or illicit drugs for the first time on an average day Note: Annual averages based on combined 2011 to 2014 data. Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs), 2011 and 2014.
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An Overview of Addiction Addiction: A chronic, progressive disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry characterized by uncontrollable craving for a substance or behavior despite both negative consequences and diminished or loss of pleasure associated with the activity. Without treatment, addiction is progressive.
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PATTERNS OF DRUG USE
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Terms Drug: A chemical substance that alters the body physically or mentally for a non-nutritional purpose. Includes caffeine, pain relievers, and sleeping and allergy medications. Psychoactive: Capable of altering feelings, mood, perceptions, or psychological functioning. I llicit drug use: Use of drugs identified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as unlawful substances, including prescription medications used unlawfully.
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Interesting Facts In 2011, 22% of college students aged 18–22 reported using illicit drugs. A national survey conducted in 2012 reported that more than 80% of students believed their peers used marijuana, when only 15% of students reported actually using it.
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Misuse vs. Abuse Drug misuse: The inappropriate use of a legal drug, either for a reason for which it was not medically intended or by a person without a prescription.
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