Addiction Pharmacology Discussion Questions


Answer each question individually, using A  paragraph and at least one reference per answer.

1. What are physiological effects of benzodiazepine use? How can these lead to addiction?

2. Opiates that are prescribed are often abused. Describe the difference between using a medication verses abusing the medication.

3. What are some of the chronic and acute physiological effects of alcohol use?

4. According to the latest version of the DSM, what are the signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder?

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Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs commonly known as benzos. Benzos are administered mainly to treat seizure disorders and to alleviate anxiety. Benzodiazepines slows down the central nervous system leading to muscle relaxation and sedation. This results to abrupt physiological…

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