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The Definition of Substance USE is the use – even one time- of any substance.
The Definition of Substance MISUSE is: As the use of any substance in a manner, situation, amount or frequency that can cause harm to users or to those around them. For some substances or individuals, any use would constitute as misuse, for example under-age drinking or the use of illegal drugs.
The Definition of Substance use DISORDER is: A medical illness caused by repeated misuse of a substance or substances. Substance use disorders are characterized by clinically significant impairments in health, social function, and impaired control over substance use. Substance use disorders range from mild to severe and from temporary to chronic. They typically develop gradually over time with repeated misuse, leading to changes in brain circuits governing incentive salience, reward, stress, and executive functions like decision making and self-control.
Substances cause a “high”, and can change the chemical structure of the brain to cause intense cravings for the substance, which are difficult to control
The following signs and symptoms can consistent with Stimulants use;
Sleeplessness for days and weeks at a time.
A complete loss of appetite with extreme weight loss.
Being excited and talkative
12 Law enforcement often has frequent contact with people suffering from substance use disorders and can assist the individual with finding treatment and recovery options.
What is it called when a person suffers from mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously?
List 4 possible signs and symptoms of Marijuana use;
List possible signs and symptoms of Alcohol use;
“On the Nod” is a term and sign that an individual is under the influence of what substance?
List the two stages of withdrawal
List 5 types of substance use disorder treatment (select all that apply)