1 - Chapter1 DrugsinPerspective SubstanceUseCosttoSociety

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Chapter 1 Drugs in Perspective
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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
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Problems Associated with Drugs Traffic Fatalities Murders Child Abuse Drowning Rapes Suicides Spousal Abuse
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Definitions Drug: Any substance that alters one’s 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.
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Drug Abuse: The intentional and inappropriate  use of a drug resulting in physical,  emotional, financial, intellectual or social  consequences for the user.
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Alcohol -Beverages might have been fermented  intentionally as early as about 10,000 B.C. -Early Egyptians, Hebrews, Chinese, 
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