Ch.1_CD Pwpt - Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach Chapter 1 Definitions and Epidemiology of Substance Use Abuse What is dependency Disease

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Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach Chapter 1 Definitions and Epidemiology of Substance Use, Abuse,
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What is dependency? Disease, behavioral disorder, something else? Why does it effect everyone differently?
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Most frequently cited drugs in drug abuse deaths: cocaine, opiates, alcohol with other drugs - if accidental, usually heroin or morphine - if suicide, usually alcohol with drugs or cocaine Tobacco is most serious substance problem in the U.S. Epidemic of substance disorders and high rates of use/abuse Some statistics…
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Alcohol/Drug Use In 2000, about half of Americans 12 and older reported current alcohol use Heavy drinkers- have more than 2/day for men, 1/day for women Marijuana use dropped in high schoolers in the 1990s Cocaine use increased Not just illicit mood-altering substances- there is a growing problem with prescription drugs (like Valium) and OTC drugs (dietary supplements, tobacco, etc.)
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Definitions Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants- used
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Ch.1_CD Pwpt - Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach Chapter 1 Definitions and Epidemiology of Substance Use Abuse What is dependency Disease

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