Ch.3_CDPwPt - Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach Chapter 3 The Brain Biology of Drug Abuse and Addiction SPAM Stigma prejudice and

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Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach Chapter 3 The Brain Biology of Drug Abuse and Addiction
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SPAM Stigma, prejudice, and misunderstanding of those facing addiction Reason funding by National Institutes of Health is lagging Requires educating the public: What is this disease? How does it develop? Why do treatments based on drug and nondrug approaches work? Each is based on biochemistry and brain anatomy
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Terms Abuse vs. dependence abusers retain some control (“willful”) When faced with a life-threatening issue, can stop Addicts have impaired control over drug use Cannot stop without help
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Genetics Alcoholism seems to be heritable Altered genes  altered proteins  altered brain function  impaired control over drug use How much of addiction is genetic?
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Addiction and… Brain Chemistry Neurotransmitters Chemical messengers Addiction is related to the limbic system, which regulates survival behaviors Mesolimbic dopamine system- “pleasure pathway”
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course SOW 4702 taught by Professor Dwyer during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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Ch.3_CDPwPt - Chemical Dependency A Systems Approach Chapter 3 The Brain Biology of Drug Abuse and Addiction SPAM Stigma prejudice and

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