PSY 280 Week 4 Discussion: Discussion Board 4
Chapter 9: Substance -Related Disorders
Please complete the required readings first, then bring in information/research (at least 2 key terms/concepts) from the required readings to answer the questions below:
After reading chapter 9, you learned about Substance Related Disorders. Most people regularly consume drugs and alcohol in one form or another (caffeine, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, sleep medication, pain medication, etc.) and this is referred to as “Substance Use”. Consuming substances crosses the threshold from “Use” to “Disorder” at the point where there is problematic impairment in multiple areas over a 12-month period. Many of us know or care for someone who has struggled with getting their substance use under control, “This is why we always consider the person first and the disorder second – saying, for example, ‘people with alcoholism’ instead of ‘alcoholics’.” (Kearny and Trull, 2018) Using the content from the required readings:
*Remember to use in-text, and full reference citations in APA format for all content that you bring in from the readings. Your textbook should be your PRIMARY source of information, not an internet search. Feel free to express personal feelings/views/opinions, but also remember to use an academic voice when writing your post and responses. *
Discussions play an integral role in monitoring your course participation throughout the term. You should check back to the weekly discussions multiple times throughout the week to engage in the discussion with your professor and peers. Participation is only counted during the week in which this discussion is assigned. Be sure to appropriately cite any sources you use to support your responses with standard APA citations. Answer the prompt question(s) thoroughly, using at least 150-200 words, and respond to as many of your peers as possible. Note that responses to 2 of your peers are required for full credit. Be sure to answer any additional questions asked by your professor in the discussion threads. Your initial post is due by Day 3 of the current week, and follow up posts to your peers are due on Day 7!