Chapter 9

Substance Use Disorders

Set D

Controlled Drug User

A long-term drug user who has never been in specialized treatment and who displays levels of occupational status and educational achievement similar to the general population.

Crack Cocaine

Free-based cocaine boiled down into crystalline balls.

Covert Sensitisation

The association of an aversive stimulus with a behaviour the client wishes to reduce or eliminate.

Detoxification

A process of systematic and supervised withdrawal from substance use that is either managed in a residential setting or on an outpatient basis.

Drug

A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.

Controlled Drinking

A variant of BSCT in which emphasis is put on controlled use rather than complete abstinence.

Craving

The strong subjective drive that addicts have to use a particular substance.

Delirium Tremens (DTs)

A severe form of alcohol withdrawal that involves sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes.