Flashcards in Addictions Deck (14)
What is substance use disorder?
The client displays cognitive, behavioral and physiological symptoms
The client continues to use the substance despite having substance-related problems
The substance may include: alcohol, cocaine, cannabism tobacco and hallucinogens
What is alcohol use disorder?
A problematic pattern of alcohol use that causes impairment or distress
Taking larger amounts, higher tolerance, craving or strong desire, failure to fulfill obligations at work, home, school
Loss of short-term memory
What is a gambling disorder?
Excessive gambling behaviors that lead to daily problems and jeopardize relationships
What defense mechanisms do addicts use?
Denial and rationalization
What are enablers?
Family or friends that allow the addiction to continue/progress
When should you use confrontation techniques?
For ESTABLISHED clients and family/friends that enable
What are the signs of alcohol use?
Slurred speech, the odor of alcohol on breath, unsteady gait, coordination problems and staggering
What are the signs of alcohol withdrawal?
Seizures and Tremors
What are the signs of cocaine use?
Talkative, Pale, Hyperactive, Thin, Loss of Appetite
What are signs of cocaine withdrawal?
Depression, Vomiting, and Fatigue
What are the signs of heroin use?
Drowsiness, Euphoria, and Slow Breathing
What are the signs of heroin withdrawal?
Bone pain, muscle spasms, and restlessness
What are the signs of hallucinogen use?
Hallucinations, confusion, suspicion