Drug Abuse and Addiction

Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Donat on 30 Nov 2012, 14:46

This pattern is manifested by at least one of the following signs or symptoms in the same one-year period: Recurrent drug use that results in a lack of meeting important obligations at work, school, or home
Recurrent drug use in situations that can be dangerous. :x :x :x :x :x
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Alex31 on 30 Nov 2012, 14:47

Recurrent legal problems as a result of drug use Continued drug use despite continued or repeated social or relationship problems as a result of the drug's effects. :geek: :lol: :lol: :|
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Lis on 30 Nov 2012, 14:49

In order to be diagnosed with a drug addiction, an individual must exhibit a destructive pattern of drug abuse that leads to significant problems as manifested by at least some of the signs or symptoms in the same one-year period. :arrow: :idea:
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Isis on 30 Nov 2012, 14:50

Tolerance is either a markedly decreased effect of the substance or a need to significantly increase the amount of the substance used in order to achieve the same high or other desired effects. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Betti on 30 Nov 2012, 14:50

Withdrawal is defined as either physical or psychological signs or symptoms consistent with withdrawal from a specific drug, or taking that drug or one chemically close to that drug in order to avoid developing symptoms of withdrawal. :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Donat on 30 Nov 2012, 14:52

Larger amounts of the drug are taken or for longer than intended. The individual experiences a persistent desire to take the drug or has unsuccessful attempts to decrease or control the substance use. :P :oops:
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Alex31 on 30 Nov 2012, 14:53

Significant amounts of time are spent either getting, using, or recovering from the effects of the substance. The individual significantly reduces or stops participating in important social, recreational, work, or school activities as a result of using the substance. :!: :lol: :x
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Lis on 30 Nov 2012, 14:55

The individual continues to use the substance despite being aware that he or she suffers from ongoing or recurring physical or psychological problems that are caused or worsened by the use of the drug. :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Isis on 30 Nov 2012, 14:56

While the specific effects of drugs on the brain can vary somewhat depending on the drug that is being used, virtually every drug that is abused has an effect on what professionals often call the executive functioning areas of the brain. :x :o :)
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Re: Drug Abuse and Addiction

Postby Betti on 30 Nov 2012, 14:57

The functions of those areas can be remembered by thinking about the tasks of the chief executive officer in any company: planning, organizing, acting when it is time to act, as well as delaying or preventing action (inhibitory functions) when appropriate. :ugeek: :D :roll:
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