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HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Betty Friedan, Diazepam, Pain Management
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Addiction March 13, 2018 Prescription Drugs Pt 2 Benzodiazepines Valium Story Designed to treat anxiety Rates of prescriptions high 1970s Valium most prescribed drug in the US (10 of all women) o Stories about impact of be...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Opioid Use Disorder, Benzodiazepine, Opioid
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Addiction March 13, 2018 Prescription Drugs Good and Bad Drugs Dichotomy between narratives of pharmaceuticals and narcotics: one fixes, one destroys Most federal governments have drug scheduling By school age, children re...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Rail Transport Modelling, Dysphoria, Neurochemistry
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Addictions April 3, 2018 Addicted to Addiction? Revisiting Addiction Several key (and enduring) questions: o Susceptibility vs exposure? Is the problem internal to the individual or caused by something external getting int...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 21: Lecture 21 - Digital Addiction Pt 2
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Addictions March 29, 2018 Digital Addictions Pt 2 Can Addiction Be Positive? Addiction typically framed as negative experience; yet some who record extremely high levels of use are happy, social, and do not suffer at work ...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 18: Lecture 18 - Sex Addiction (Mar 20)
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Addictions March 20, 2018 Sex Addiction Behavioural Addiction vs. Substance Addiction Many basic addiction concepts physiological (withdrawal, tolerance, craving) can this translate to behaviour? o If so, can we be addicte...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 20: Lecture 20 - Digital Addiction
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Addictions March 27, 2018 Digital Addictions Introduction Why has digital addiction not attracted the same degree of critical attention received by other behavioural addictions, like food and sex? o Is it related to the un...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 19: Lecture 19 - Sex Addiction Pt 2 (Mar 22)
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Addictions March 20, 2018 Sex Addiction Pt 2 Theoretical Irregularities Keane: sex addiction field differs because, unlike other addictions, doesnt preach abstinence, but healthy sex. How do we draw the line between addict...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: A Public Space, English Coffeehouses In The 17Th And 18Th Centuries, Alarm Clock
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Addictions February 6, 2018 Cultural Ritual or Undiagnosed Addiction? Key Questions Why has caffeine largely resisted the fate of other addictions in terms of social control and medicalization? How has the mass consumption...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Legal Drinking Age, Binge Drinking, Thirteenth Step
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Addictions February 1, 2018 Alcohol Pt 2 Alcoholism as Disease Those diagnosed as alcoholics typically belonged to groups believed to suffer from poor willpower in the first place: working class, ethnic minorities, indigen...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Outlandish, Grape, Teetotalism
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Addictions January 16, 2018 Historical Roots of the Addiction Concept Introduction Ideas about addiction are heavily contested. History helps explain why some ideas gain traction and others lose out Addiction not a fixed e...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 7: Lecture 7 - Addressing Addictions Pt2 (Jan 25)
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Addictions January 25, 2018 Addressing Addictions Pt 2 Guest speaker Special care unit Small group of people (20) People who have lived with alcoholism for most of their life o Aged from 25-60 Philosophy: o Rooted in the i...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture 3: Lecture 3 - Introduction Pt 3 (Jan 11)
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Addictions January 11, 2018 Introduction Pt 3 Advantages of the Disease Model Well supported (med profession, treatment industry, producers, recovery movement) Destigmatizes addiction o Yet even when understood as a diseas...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Hypodermic Needle, Psychopathology, Medicalization
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Addictions January 18, 2018 Historical Roots of the Addiction Concept Pt 2 What about Narcotics? While Temperance raged over alcohol use, narcotics barely on radar. Concern does not arrive until early 20 c o Thomas De Quin...

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HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Early Modern Europe, Substance Dependence, Alcoholism
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Addictions January 30, 2018 Alcohol Introduction Alcohols special status o Has a special position in society o Most harmful drug o Most commonly consumed (beside caffeine) This special status is not natural in other contex...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli
HLTHAGE 2L03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Alcoholic Liver Disease, Mesolimbic Pathway
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Addictions January 9, 2018 Introduction Pt 2 Addiction as Vice Excessive substance use as either irresponsible or evil. Transgression of social and moral norms o Beyond potential crimes and social harms, norms like product...

Health, Aging and Society
HLTHAGE 2L03
Matt Savelli

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