Drug misuse; A psychiatric view of a modern dilemma by Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.

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  • Drug abuse,
  • United States

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Number of Pages93
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Open LibraryOL7719943M
ISBN 100684125560
ISBN 109780684125565
OCLC/WorldCa200990

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The user-perspective of this book is balanced by the. abuse [ah-būs´] misuse, maltreatment, or excessive use. child abuse see child abuse. domestic abuse abuse of a person by another person with whom the victim is living, has lived, or with whom a significant relationship exists.

The abuse may take the form of verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical battering, or psychological (emotional) unavailability. Substance abuse is a problem that countries throughout the world have struggled with for many decades.

In the USA where substance abuse is the highest in the industrialized world, the annual prevalence of illicit drug use among adolescents peaked indeclined for more than a decade, and then rose sharply throughout most of the s (Johnston et al.

/96; see Fig. Drug abuse and addiction is less about the type or amount of the substance consumed or the frequency of your drug use, and more about the consequences of that drug use. If your drug use is causing problems in your life—at work, school, home, or in your relationships—you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem.

Treating drug misuse problems: evidence of effectiveness Glossary A drug or chemical with a similar effect to adrenaline. A drug that binds to a receptor cell, triggering a response. The opposite of an antagonist.

A drug that binds to a receptor cell and inhibits the normal physiological reaction of a receptor cell. The opposite of an agonist. Drug Abuse Effects on Lifestyle. Drug abusers choose drugs over all else; that includes family and friends.

One of the side effects of drug abuse is the loss of friendship and family due to these choices. Families and friends have to watch as the drug abuser pulls away and the effects of drug abuse ravage their body and mind.Alcohol dependence is the most common form of substance misuse, but any drug, including heroin, cocaine, crack and cannabis, comes into this category, as does the misuse of glue and aerosols.

Substance abuse may also include smoking cigarettes or drinking excessive amounts of coffee.

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