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what are the symptoms of addiction?
1. loss of control of substance consumption 2. substance use despite associated problems 3. tendency to relapse
what is someones greatest vulnerability involving alcohol?
Gene pool of alcoholics the probability for individual increases (display preventative care by remaining abstenent)
What is substance abuse
(a medical emergency) sub abuse: a. inability to fulfill major role obligations at work, school and home; b. participation in physicall hazardous situations while impaired (driving car,operating machine, exacerbating exisiting problem ie ulcer; c. recurrent legal or interpersonal problems; d. continued use despite recurrent social and interpersonal problems
withdrawal process which equals
(medical emergency) withdrawl process: a. presence of tolerance to the drug; b. presence of withdrawal syndrome; c. substance is taken in larger amounts for longer period than intended; d. unsuccessful or persistent desire to cut down or control use; e. increased time spent in getting, taking, and recovering from teh substances and may w/draw from family and friends; f. reduction or absence ofimportant social, occupational, or recreational activities; g. substance used despite knowledge of recurrent physical or psychological problems or that problems were caused or exacerbated by one substance
women don't tolerate alcohol as well as men because
increased adipose tissue which speeds up drunkeness
children taking care of sub abuse parent/sibling using what defense mechanism when say they dont' have bad parents but they're actually angry
what should nurse teach about disease of relapse
teach pt when relapse that there's no need to 30 day bingue but get support from AA buddy.
patient with GAD, depression, sub abuse equals
co-occurring ie major depression with chemical dependence
Patient with bipolar, ptsd, schitzophrenia, depression must treat
simultaneousely w/ bioplar and depression to be effective
what must a nurse watch out for with families of drug abusers?
contraban. family may be sneaking drugs in.
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