PSY240H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17: Barbiturate, Hallucinogen, Inhalant

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Abuse: diagnosis of substance abuse is given when a person"s recurrent use of a substance results in significant harmful consequences. Dsm-iv-tr criteria of diagnosing substance abuse requires repeated problems as a result of the use of a substance: one or more of the following occurs during a 12-month period, leading to significant impairment or distress: Depressants: slow the activity of the cns. In moderate doses they make people relaxed and somewhat sleepy, reduce concentration and impair thinking and motor skills: heavy doses can induce stupor or coma. Alcohol abuse and dependence: diagnosis of alcohol dependence typically have all the problems of alcohol abuser. 52% of canadian students lived off campus with their parents. 15% of u. s students lived off campus with their parents: living on campus was associated with heavy alcohol use in both countries, the most commonly drug used is alcohol. 61% of students reporting use in the 12 months prior to the survey of student.

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