DRUG ABUSE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
DRUG ADDICTION




ADDICTION

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RELATED TOPICS

FOOD ADDICTION

SUBSTANCE ABUSE LINKS



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SECTION 1



ADDICTION




An addiction is a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage
in some specific activity. The term is often reserved for drug
addictions but it is sometimes applied to other scenarios, such as
problem gambling and compulsive overeating.

Factors that have been implicated in precipitating an addiction
include: genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors.



ADDICTION
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_addiction



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SECTION 2



SUBSTANCE
ABUSE




Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned
use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in
amounts or with methods not condoned by medical professionals.

Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active
drugs. Activity is also considered substance abuse when inappropriately used
(as in steroids for performance enhancement in sports).

Therefore, mood-altering and psychoactive substances are not the only drugs
of abuse. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and
impulsivity.

The term "drug abuse" does not exclude dependency, but is otherwise used in
a similar manner in nonmedical contexts. The terms have a huge range of
definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing
drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect.


Other definitions of drug abuse fall into four main categories:

public health definitions

mass communication and vernacular usage

medical definitions

political and criminal justice definitions



Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users
of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and other synthetic drugs.


Substance abuse is a form of substance-related disorder.


Signs and symptoms


Depending on the actual compound, drug abuse including alcohol
may lead to:



health problems

social problems

morbidity

injuries

unprotected sex

violence

deaths

motor vehicle accidents

homicides

suicides

physical dependence

psychological addiction



Substance abuse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_abuse



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SECTION 3



SUBSTANCE
DEPENDENCE




Drug addiction is a condition characterized by compulsive drug intake,
craving and seeking, despite negative consequences associated with
drug use.

Although being addicted implies drug dependence, it is possible to be
dependent on a drug without being addicted. People that take drugs to
treat diseases and disorders, which interfere with their ability to
function, may experience improvement of their condition.

Such persons are dependent on the drug, but are not addicted. One is
addicted, rather than merely dependent, if one exhibits compulsive
behavior towards the drug and has difficulty quitting it.


To qualify as being dependent a person must:

Take a drug regularly

Experience unpleasant symptoms if discontinued, which makes stopping
difficult.

Substance abuse can occur with or without dependency, and with or
without addiction. Substance abuse is any use of a substance, which
causes more harm than good.



Substance dependence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_dependence/



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SECTION 4



SUBSTANCE
ABUSE
PREVENTION




Substance abuse prevention, also known as drug abuse prevention, is
a process that attempts to prevent the onset of substance use or
limit the development of problems associated with using psychoactive
substances. Prevention efforts may focus on the individual or their
surroundings. A concept known as "environmental prevention" focuses
on changing community conditions or policies so that the availability
of substances is reduced as well as the demand.

Substance abuse prevention efforts typically focus on minors children
and teens. Substances typically targeted by preventive efforts include
alcohol (including binge drinking, drunkenness, and driving under the
influence), tobacco (including cigarettes and various forms of smokeless
tobacco), marijuana, inhalants (volatile solvents including among other
things glue, gasoline, aerosols, ether, fumes from correction fluid and
marking pens), cocaine (including crack cocaine), methamphetamine,
steroids, club drugs (such as MDMA), and opioids.

Of these, substance abuse prevention typically focuses on alcohol, tobacco,
and marijuana based on gateway drug theory which proposes that these three
substances are typically used first and may ultimately lead to the use of
"hard drugs" like cocaine or heroin.



Substance abuse prevention
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_abuse_prevention



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SECTION 5



SUBSTANCE
ABUSE
RELATED
TOPICS




Addictive personality
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addictive_personality

Combined drug intoxication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_drug_intoxication

Drug rehabilitation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_rehabilitation

Drug overdose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_overdose

Poly drug use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly_drug_use

Polysubstance abuse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysubstance_abuse

Risk factors in pregnancy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_factors_in_pregnancy

Self-medication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-medication

Addiction recovery groups
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_recovery_groups

ANKK1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANKK1

Harm reduction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harm_reduction



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SECTION 6



FOOD
ABUSE
ADDICTION




For most of us, having a health relationship with food is nothing
but a forethought. Eating helps to build strong bones and muscles,
replenish vitamins and minerals and food is a vital source to
promote life.

Unfortunately, for some, food causes an uncontrollable craving that
manifests as an addiction and leads to excessive consumption of
sugars and carbohydrates that leads to physical, emotional and social
consequences.

Food addiction is a disease similar to drug or alcohol addiction in
which a chemical reaction in the brain is triggered by a certain
behavior. With food addiction, the behavior that triggers the reaction
is eating a particular food or a particular amount of food. This
addiction manifests itself in the uncontrollable cravings that one has
for excessive eating and typically involves eating salty, sugary or
carbohydrate rich foods for satisfaction.



Food Addiction
http://www.addictions.com/food/



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SECTION 7



DRUG ABUSE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
DRUG ADDICTION
LINKS




ABOUT RECOVERY
http://www.aboutrecovery.com/

Addiction
http://www.addictionjournal.org/

Addiction Center
https://www.addictioncenter.com/

Addiction Info
http://www.addictioninfo.org/

Addiction Treatment Search
http://www.addictionsearch.com/

Addictive Behaviors: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol
http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/rbook/readabd.htm

Alcoholism and Addiction Intervention
http://www.discoveryplace.info/alcoholism-and-addiction-intervention

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Teacher Resources
http://www.teachervision.com/drugs-and-alcohol/teacher-resources/6595.html

Center for Substance Abuse Research CESAR
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/

The Community Guide
http://www.thecommunityguide.org/

Deadly Highs
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/deadly-highs.cfm

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol:
Drunk Driving Statistics

https://www.truerecovery.com/drunk-driving-statistics/

Drugged Driving Prevention
http://www.drugrehab.org/drugged-driving-prevention/

Drugs Lesson Plans and Printables
http://headsup.scholastic.com/teachers/collections/lesson-plans-and-printables

Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
http://www.acls.net/effects-of-drugs.htm



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Elite Rehab Placement
https://www.eliterehabplacement.com/

Emedicine health.com
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/

Food Abuse
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cravings/200803/food-abuse

Food Addiction
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/mental-health-food-addiction

Food Addiction Institute FAI
http://foodaddictioninstitute.org/

Food Addicts Anonymous
http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World
http://www.drugfreeworld.org/home.html

The Guide to Keeping Your Job Before, During and After Rehab
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/the-guide-to-keeping-your-job-before-during-and-after-rehab/

HELP GUIDE
http://www.helpguide.org

Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment Program
http://www.drugrehabcenter.com/

How Food Addiction Works (and What to do About it)
http://authoritynutrition.com/how-food-addiction-works/

Join Together.org
http://www.jointogether.org/

Medicine Abuse Project (sort by stories)
http://medicineabuseproject.org/

Medicine Net
http://www.medterms.com/

National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/



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National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

National Youth Network
http://www.nationalyouth.com/

Occupational Safety Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/

Parents The Anti-Drug
http://www.theantidrug.com/

The Partnership For a Drugfree America
http://www.drugfree.org/

The Prevention Coalition
http://thepreventioncoalition.org/

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy
http://www.druglibrary.org/

The science behind drug abuse
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/educators/nida-teaching-guides

Substance Abuse
http://www.ehow.com/substance-abuse

Substance Abuse Among Seniors
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/substance-abuse-among-seniors/

Substance Abuse In College
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/substance-abuse-in-college/

Substance Abuse Lesson Plans
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/health/substance/

Substance Abuse Lesson Plans
http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/educators/lessonplan.aspx



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Substance Abuse Lesson Plans
http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/substance-abuse/all

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov

Substance Abuse Prevention
http://www.ehow.com/substance-abuse-prevention

Substance Abuse Programs
http://www.treatmentsolutions.com/substance-?abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
http://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/

Substance Abuse worksheets
http://www.lessoncorner.com/Health/Mental_Health/Substance_Abuse

Support for Parents of Children With Substance Abuse
http://www.ehow.com/info_12274233_support-parents-children-substance-abuse.html

Teen Rehab Center
https://www.teenrehabcenter.org/resources/

Treatment 4 addiction.com
http://www.treatment4addiction.com/

Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
http://www.helpguide.org/harvard/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain.htm

United Nations Office On Drugs Crime
http://www.unodc.org/

U.S. Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

Vaping
https://www.migvapor.com/ecig-news/vaping-and-parenting/

Veterans and Addiction
https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/veterans/

Withdrawal.net
http://www.withdrawal.net/

What is a controlled medicine (drug)?
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1391.aspx?CategoryID=73&SubCategoryID=101

What is Food Addiction?
http://addictions.about.com/od/lesserknownaddictions/a/foodadd.htm

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/



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