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M&E Week 1, Lecture 1

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M&E Week 1, Lecture 1 01:830:364

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Notes from 9/9/2016 in SEC 118 with Prof Tomie
Dr. Arthur Tomie
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addiction, drug, Abuse, substance, Drugs, heroin, behavior




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by gtan51097 on Saturday September 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 01:830:364 at Rutgers University taught by Dr. Arthur Tomie in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views.


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Date Created: 09/10/16
9/9/2016 Lecture 1: Addiction Addiction  We all know what it is…but maybe not  Even the pros seems confused  DSM use of the term has been revised repeatedly Characteristics of Addictive Behavior  Responding is Excessive  Responding is Poorly Controlled o Addict not in control of their actions o User vs. Abuser o Triggers  Responding persists despite negative consequences o Still do it regardless of anything wrong o Can’t quit Addictive Behaviors  Drug Addiction  Behavioral Addictions o Internet, gaming, cell phone, FB, porn, gambling, shopping, sex, food, sports betting, hoarding, washing, texting, etc. o Neurobiological entry points are largely unknown o Animal models difficult to develop Why Focus on Drug Addiction?  Addiction is everywhere: not only in cities, also in countryside, farms, etc.  Addiction in young people today is at an all-time high  Over 150 drug OD related deaths per day  NJ is the epicenter of heroin OD in US. Leads in: o Prescription Opiates and Heroin o Treatment Admissions: 184,038 patients since 2010 o OD deaths: 781 in 2014; fourth straight year of increase o Treatment Facilities  death rate exceeds beds available per 100,000 ppl o Highest in Cape May, Glouster, and Camden Counties Heroin Death Rates  USA: 2.6  NJ: 8.3  Cape May: 17.8  Glouster: 17.2  Camden Counties: 20.3 Heroin Deaths Grab the Headlines  Addiction crisis in US and NJ extends beyond heroin and opiates  Alcohol, blackout binge drinking, club drugs, designer drugs, exotic cocktail mixture


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