Substance-related, Addictive, And Personality Disorders
How have drug usage rates for illicit drugs changed since the 1980s?
Illicit drug use has declined substantially since the 1980s
Drug dependence involves three major components. The first is desire to seek and imbibe a particular substance. What are the other two?
The other two are inability to control taking the substance, and experiencing negative emotions when the drug cannot be gotten.
The condition known as delirium tremens comes from abuse of what drug?
Delirium tremens comes from abuse of alcohol
How do those who start using drugs in adolescence differ from those who use drugs only after age 20?
Those who use drugs in adolescence are four times more likely to become addicted
In addition to drug addiction, what are two other disorders that seem to involve the same neurological processes, and thus tend to be found in people who are drug addicted?
In addition to drug addiction, other disorders that appear to involve the same neurological processes include bulimia nervosa, pathological gambling, sexual addiction, ADD, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, and personality disorders.
What neurotransmitter's increase is believed to be associated with the pleasurable aspects of drug use?
Dopamine increases appears to be associated with the pleasurable aspects of drug use.