Durgs and Stuff part 1

  1. Psychoactive Drugs
    a chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods
  2. Tolerance
    the diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect
  3. Withdrawal
    the discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug
  4. Physical Dependence
    a physiological need for a drug, marked by unpleasant withdrawal
  5. Psychological Dependence
    a psychological need to use a drug, such as to relieve negative emotions
  6. Addiction
    compulsive drug craving and use, despite adverse consequences
  7. Addiction Myths
    • Addictions cannot be overcome voluntarily; therapy is required
    • Addictive drugs quickly corrupt
    • We can extend the concept of addiction to cover not just drug dependencies, but a whole spectrum of repetitive, pleasure-seeking behaviors
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Durgs and Stuff part 1
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