Module 1: Introduction & Overview
In the readings for Module 1 you read about:
- Seven major types of psychoactive substances;
- Epidemiological trends in the United States related to substance use and misuse—patterns of use of different types of substances, as well as patterns of use by three different age groups, men versus women, and by racial/ethnic group.
- Major historical and current trends in policy related to substance use and substance use disorders.
- Monitoring the use of language about people who misuse alcohol or other substances.
In addition, this module presented you with opportunities to challenge your thinking about several substance use and misuse topics. You are now well prepared to review the list of key terms introduced in these readings.