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Substance Abuse Disorders Part TWO (CLP4143)

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Long term consequences of alcohol abuse?
Blackouts
Interfere with job performance
Problems with legal authorities
Biological symptoms of alcohol abuse?
Cirrhosis of the liver
Heart problems
Various forms of cancer
Nutritional disturbances
Short term effects of nicotine?
Increases in heart rate/blood pressure
Stimulates release of norepinephrine producing CNS arousal
Release of dopamine in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway
Mesolimbic dopamine pathway?
Reward system of brain
Physiological long term consequences of nicotine?
Drowsiness
Lightheadedness
Headache
Muscle tremors
Nausea
Most important long term consequence of nicotine?
Lung disease
Psychomotor stimulants?
Produce their effects by stimulating the actions of certain neurotransmitters
Short term consequences of amphetamine and cocaine?
Irregular heartbeat
Convulsions
Coma
Lethargy
Irritable mood
Long term consequences of amphetamine and cocaine?
Onset of psychosis
Disruption of social roles
Opiates?
Drugs that have properties similar to those of opium
Short term consequences of opiates?
Mood changes
Nausea/vomitting
Long term consequences of opiates?
Neglection of housing, nutrition, & health care