Definitions Tolerance – A condition in which the body becomes used to the effect of a medicine or drug. Physical Dependence - The level of substance abuse at which severe physiologic symptoms will occur if use of the substance is suddenly terminated Psychological Dependence- a dependency of the mind, and leads to psychological withdrawal symptoms if use of the substance is suddenly terminated Addiction – A physiological or psychological dependence on a substance. Withdrawal- The process that occurs when a person stops using a substance upon which he or she has a physiological or psychological dependence.
Why do you think people experiment with drugs? Why do you think that some young people go from experimentation and social use to more serious drug dependency, which eventually results in addiction, or a physiological dependence on a given drug?
a scientific theory about why experimentation with drugs can lead to addiction Levels of Dependency Tolerance Physical Dependence Psychological Dependence Addiction Withdrawal
The class will be broken up into groups. Each group will be responsible to create a story about the cycle of addiction. › Why did the person begin. › What levels of dependency occurred? Tolerance Physiological Dependency Psychological Dependency Withdrawal How did the drugs affect: The individual Family Friends Society To conclude: what outlets could they have used to help solve the problem or change the situation.
Write down one or two concepts from today's class that you found unclear. We will address these issues at the beginning of tomorrow’s class!