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Unformatted text preview: Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 Slides & Handouts by Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D. 1 Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 2 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders What is a drug? Any substance other than food that affects our bodies or minds Need not be a medicine or be illegal Current language uses the term substance rather than drug to include alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 3 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders Substances may cause temporary changes in behavior, emotion, or thought May result in substance intoxication (literally, poisoning) Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 4 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders Substances can also produce long-term problems: Substance abuse: a pattern of behavior in which a person relies on a drug excessively and repeatedly, damaging their relationships, affecting work functioning, and/or putting themselves or others in danger Substance dependence: a more advanced pattern of use in which a person abuses a drug and centers his or her life around it Also called addiction May include tolerance (need increasing doses to get an effect) and withdrawal (unpleasant and dangerous symptoms when substance use is stopped) Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 6 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders About 10% of all adults in the U.S. display substance abuse or dependence Only 26% receive treatment Many drugs are available in our society Some are naturally occurring; others are produced in a laboratory Some require a physicians prescription for legal use; others, like alcohol and nicotine, are legally available to adults Still others, like heroin, are illegal under all circumstances Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 7 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders Recent statistics suggest that drug use is a significant social problem Over 28 million people in the U.S. have used an illegal substance within the past year Over 19 million are using one of them currently Almost 25% of all high school seniors have used an illegal drug within the past month Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 10 8 Substance-Related Disorders Substance-Related Disorders...
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