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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Drugs in Perspective Substance Use Cost to Society $776 for addictive disorders $112 million for diseases attributed to substance abuse $2,933 billion for diseases for which substance abuse is a risk factor $336 million for patients with secondary diagnosis of substance abuse Total Public Cost: $4,157 Billion Problems Associated with Drugs Traffic Fatalities Murders Child Abuse Drowning Rapes Suicides Spousal Abuse Definitions Drug: Any substance that alters ones ability to function emotionally, physically, intellectually, financially or socially Psychoactive Drugs: Any substance that has the capability of altering mood, perception or behavior. Drug Misuse: The intentional or inappropriate use of prescribed or over-the-counter drugs. Drug Abuse: The intentional and inappropriate use of a drug resulting in physical, emotional, financial, intellectual or social consequences for the user. Historical Perspectives of Drug Use Alcohol-Beverages might have been fermented intentionally as early as about 10,000 B.C....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course EDHP 3534 taught by Professor Redican during the Fall '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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