Drugs and Behavior Week 4 (Sept. 12)
Drugs and Behavior Week 4 (Sept. 12) PSYC 265
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Drugs and Behavior Week 4 Monday Sept 12 Epidemiology –Chapter 4 I. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) a. Sponsored by SAMHSA b. National survey of drug abuse and mental health c. Collects really good data II. Interpret graph a. 21-25 is where most people are drinking b. Can see that old people are still binging c. Binge alcohol use in past month among 18-25 d. Why is there a weird distribution? i. There’s less do to in the upper Midwest, that’s why they drink more ii. It’s colder up north so people are inside more iii. Cultural differences, religion (Mormons against drinking) iv. Genetic issues II. Class Data a. 51% have binged in the past year b. 71% have drunk more than intended c. 53% have “blacked out” III. Marijuana is most widely used illicit drug in the country IV. Alcohol has the most problems in the US a. The data from the national survey tells us which drugs to focus on and which groups of people, etc. V. Marijuana use in past month among 18-25 yo a. A lot of it is cultural b. Not uniform at all c. Risk perception is important VI. Public information has to be clever in increasing people’s risk perception VII. Alcohol numbers are much higher than other drugs. Shows age group most at risk (18-25) VIII. Always have highest use = highest problems IX. Gender vs Alcohol use disorders a. Men are more likely to develop disorder b. Racial ethnic problems –white and black about same , Indians are most at risk (men and women high), Asians have low rates of dependence (study them to see why they are so much lower)
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