“Substance Dependence v.s. Substance Abuse.”

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Choose 1 of the 2 Discussion Question options below to respond to.

Type either “3 Stages to Chemical Addiction” or “Substance Dependence v.s. Substance Abuse” in the subject line.

1. According to Stevens and Smith (2013), there are three stages to chemical addiction.

Discuss how each stage applies to an alcoholic/drug addict. Discuss these signs and symptoms for each stage as it progresses into the next stage.

Discuss how these three stages differ from the four stages of the family system.

Please respond to two other classmates.


2. Analyze the differences between substance dependence and abuse according to the DSM IV-TR definition.

What are the central differences between the two criteria?

Post your response to the above in the Discussion Board (250 words minimum)


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