Alcohol & Drug Use Davuntae Selena

Developing A Tolerance

Tolerance in Alcohol and Drugs

  • More substance is required to obtain the original affect.
  • Depressant drugs, slow behavior by either speeding up or slowing down

Definitions

  • Substance use- using a substance but it does not yet interfere with a person's life.
  • Substance abuse- pattern of drug use that diminishes one's ability to fulfill responsibilities.

Barbituates

  • "downers"
  • often used to treat insomnia
  • can interfere sleep patterns
  • effects are similar to alcohol