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Levels of involvement

Levels of involvement - Levels of involvement o Use...

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Levels of involvement o Use – moderate amounts, no significant interference with functioning o Intoxication – physiological reaction from effect on central nervous system Feeling drunk or high Impaired judgment, mood changes, decreased motor skills Depends on… Which drug and how much Individual tolerance Route of administration – injection is faster because it goes into your blood stream o Abuse Failure to fulfill important obligations: missing class or work, forgetting to pick up kids Repeated use in dangerous situations: driving under the influence Repeated substance-related legal problems Continued use despite social or interpersonal problems o Dependence – “addiction” More serious than abuse Characteristics of abuse + physiological or psychologically “hooked” Tolerance Larger doses need to produce desired effects Effects markedly less if usual amount is taken
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