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Unformatted text preview: Psychoactive Substance Use Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders Disorders Use/Abuse/Dependence Use/Abuse/Dependence A) Abuse = regular use, reliance on drug for coping A) Abuse = regular use, reliance on drug for coping Takes on a significant role in one’s life. Takes on a significant role in one’s life. B) Dependence = physical addiction B) Dependence = physical addiction Marked by: Marked by: 1. Development of tolerance 1. Development of tolerance 2. Withdrawal symptoms 2. Withdrawal symptoms C) Both Abuse and Dependence are Disorders C) Both Abuse and Dependence are Disorders D) Debate about continuity of severity D) Debate about continuity of severity 1) Does all abuse lead to dependence? 1) Does all abuse lead to dependence? 2) Does abuse lead to dependency only in those 2) Does abuse lead to dependency only in those with “addictive personality”? with “addictive personality”? Types of Psychoactive Substances Types of Psychoactive Substances I. Depressants Reduce (slow) activity of CNS- a general sedating effect A) Alcohol – absorbed into blood stream and slows CNS functioning- causes disinhibition, possibly because first affects higher CNS centers responsible for control and inhibition...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 3140 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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