Ch. 4: Summary

In the readings for Module 1 you read about:

  • What “psychoactive substance” means 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.
  • How to monitor the use of language about substance misuse.

In addition, you were introduced to some of the common acronyms used in the field: AUD, SUD, NIDA, NIAAA, and WHO, for example. You are now well prepared to review the list of key terms introduced in these readings.

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