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12: Substance Use and Abuse

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  • By Althea Moser

    Learning Objectives

    • Address addiction and risk factors for addiction
    • Define types of drugs, possible health effects, and treatment options
    • Explore the abuse of alcohol, nicotine, e-cigarettes, and prescription drugs and their role in addiction
    • Assess personal risk for substance use and abuse