What is drug addiction? - Opioid addiction, part 1

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Abstract:

This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about drug addiction. It explains that drug use becomes drug abuse when a person uses illegal drugs, or uses legal drugs inappropriately, and clarifies the difference between physical dependence and drug addiction. It discusses how drugs affect the brain, and why drug addiction should be treated as a chronic disease. The document contains brief definitions of addiction, substance use disorder, withdrawal symptoms, and relapse. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.

Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
Country:
N/A
Population:
N/A
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
9/22/2017
Record Last Updated:
4/12/2018

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English
Document: Open (PDF, 186 KB)
Video: View (MP4, 13.9 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 4.18 MB)
Spanish
Document: Open (PDF, 88.0 KB) Split Screen (PDF, 88.0 KB)
Video: View (MP4, 11.4 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 3.86 MB)