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Substance Abuse

by: KatieAlbritton

Substance Abuse Psy 247

GPA 3.7
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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These notes discuss substance abuse, such as alcoholism.
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
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Abnormal psychology, PSY 247, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by KatieAlbritton on Saturday August 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psy 247 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Dr. Clemens in Fall 2013. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 08/22/15
Substance Abuse Katie Albritton Study Soup No addiction in the DSM5 Line between use abuse and addiction Use no substance abuse issues Abuse Can stop Addiction Compulsive cannot stop Almost all abuse relates to Dopamine Not all drugs are abused Gender differences Women usually get addicted faster than men Delivery matters Inhaled smoked ingested needle snorting Genes matter Tolerance is passed down Substances are used for their effects Pleasant biphasic effect stimulus phase depressant phase Alcohol If you have a lot your frontal lobe will shut down Blackout Only needed bodily functions running Others shut down Decision making ability comparable to a chimp You don39t know when you are blacking out Blood alcohol level of 15 is alcohol poisoning Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Memory deficit With exposure to a substance you develop tolerance Opponent Process Theory Binge alcohol Female 3 drinks in one sitting Male 4 drinks in one sitting Addiction Avoid the withdrawal state No longer reach the high the drug used to cause So you take moreand moreand more Substance abuse generally involves pathological use of a substance resulting in Potentially hazardous behavior Continued use despite persistent social psychological occupational or health problems Physiological need for increasing amounts of a substance Prevalence Alcohol abuse Lifetime prevalence in United States is 134 More common in males More than 37 of alcohol abusers suffer from at least one coexisting mental disorder Clinical picture of alcoholism Early stage Middle stage Late stage Late stage could lead to death Psychosocial effects of alcohol abuse and dependence Depression Impaired reasoning Personality deterioration Oversensitivity Chronic fatigue Causal factors Genetic Learning factor Forbidden fruit Religion Geographical location Treatment of alcoholrelated disorders Biological approaches Medication to block desire to drink Clonidine Medication to lower side effects of Withdrawal Medication to make you ill if you drink Antabuse Psychological treatment Group therapy Intervention Behavior and cognitivebehavior therapy Other approaches Controlled drinking Sobels Alcoholics Anonymous Success rates Project MATCH success rates Motivational enhancement therapy success relapse prevention programs Drug abuse and dependence Psychotic drugs are the most commonly associated With abuse and dependence Narcotics Sedatives Stimulants Antianxiety drugs Pain medications Hallucinogens Caffeine and Nicotine Narcotics Opium Morphine Heroin Opium and derivatives Narcotics Immediate effects Alleviation of physical pain Relaxation and pleasant reverie Alleviation of anxiety and tension Euphoric spasm This is it for substance abuse I hope these were useful Next we tackle stress so take a deep breath and relax


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