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(p. 311) Drug Use Disorders among Young Adults: Evaluation and Treatment 

(p. 311) Drug Use Disorders among Young Adults: Evaluation and Treatment
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(p. 311) Drug Use Disorders among Young Adults: Evaluation and Treatment
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Edward V. Nunes

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0019
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date: 16 August 2018

This chapter, focuses on drug use disorders among young adultsIt explores the distinctionbetween use versus abuse or dependence;addiction as a disorder of learning andmemory; the stress-diathesis model as applied tosubstance use disorders; the gateway hypothesisthat nicotine, alcohol, and cannabis lead in acausal pathway to other ’’harder’’ drugs; and thedevelopmental perspective on substance usedisorders.

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