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Chpts 17 & 18 Additional Considerations


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Chpts 17 & 18 Additional Considerations

  1. 1. Chapters 17 & 18Chapters 17 & 18 Preventing & Treating Substance Use Disorders: Additional Considerations
  2. 2. DSM-5: Brief OverviewDSM-5: Brief Overview  DSM-5 released in 2013  Overhaul for substance use disorders (substance-related and addictive disorders)  “Chemical” and “behavioral/process” addictions  Criteria: impaired control, social impairment, risky use & pharmacological criteria  Mild, moderate & severe substance use disorder (SUD)  Reaction to revisions
  3. 3. Harm ReductionHarm Reduction Harm reduction: A set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use  Incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use to abstinence  Goals: Harm reduction strategies meet drug users "where they're at," addressing conditions of use along with the use itself  Not about “permitting use”  Societal benefits: public health, reducing deaths and crime