Substance abuse has a range of definitions related to disaproval over use or overuse of mood altering substances. These fall into four main categories: Substance abuse may lead to addiction or substance dependence. Medicaly, dependence requires the development of tolerance leading to withdrawal symptoms. ...

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... Introduction This is the teacher''s guide for the "Mind Over Matter" series. This exciting new neuroscience education series, developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a comp...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Mind Over Matter Teacher''s Guide: Stimulants
... Background Stimulant drugs such as cocaine, "crack," amphetamines, and caffeine are substances that speed up activity in the brain and spinal cord. This, in turn, can cause the heart to beat...
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Substance Abuse Support

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... Hi, my name''s Sara Bellum. Welcome to my magazine series exploring the brain''s response to drugs. In this issue, we''ll investigate the fascinating facts about opiates. Some of this information was ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Addictions: An Overview
... What are addictions? Addictions are compulsions to use and abuse things to an excessive and destructive extent. These compulsions are very powerful and produce a life-threatening and self-perpetuating...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse Problems in Adolescents
... Adolescents have a lot to deal with --a fast-paced family lifestyle, school, peer pressure, conflicting emotions and often a sense of isolation. To cope, some adolescents turn to drugs or alcohol. Ado...
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Alcoholism
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