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Drug Use: An Overview

Develop an analytical framework for understanding any specific drug-use issue.

Apply four general principles of psychoactive drug use to any specific drug-use issue.

Explain the differences between misuse, abuse, and dependence.

Describe how four revolutions in pharmacology have helped to shape attitudes about drugs.

Describe the general trends of increases and decreases in drug use in the U.S. since 1975.

Remember several correlates and antecedents of adolescent drug use.

Describe correlates and antecedents of drug use in the terminology of risk factors and protective factors.

Discuss motives that people may have for illicit and/or dangerous drug-using behavior.

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