Virgil Adams III

Virgil Adams III, M.A. Psychology

Human Services, Social Science
Sociology, Social Science

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Study Guide 240

HUSR 240

    Study Guide for Exam I
    Chapters 1-4

    Chapter # 1. Andrew Weil- Chocolate to Morphine

    What should society do regarding drugs since they are apparently hear to stay?
    What two steps should be taken in regards to preventing "drug abuse" while society continues to use drugs?
    What relationship with drugs do all teen-agers have in common?
    What approach should parents take with their teen-agers in order to establish a healthy communication regarding drug use (including alcohol)?

    Chapter #2. Andrew Weil- Chocolate to Morphine

    What is the definition of a drug?
    What relationship did the Eskimos have with alcohol prior to arrival of the colonists?
    What was the rational for the Catholic Church regarding the traditional use of wine as a sacrament?
    What was the drug of choice for mainstream society while the counterculture chose marijuana and psychedelic forms?
    What function does taboos have in society regarding the definition of good and evil? How has the use of alcohol fit into this concept.

    Chapter # 3. Andrew Weil- Chocolate to Morphine

    What does Andrew Weil say regarding the need for members of society explore altered states of consciousness?
    Familiarize yourself with the use of drugs in the society regarding the following;

    self exploration

    altering moods

    treating disease

    boredom or despair

    social interaction

    enhancement of creativity and physical performance

    establishing identity

    Chapter # 1&2. Jean Kinney -Loosening the Grip

    What relationship did early American soldiers have with alcohol?
    Familiarize yourself with the following approaches;

    Freud and the anxiety theory

    McClelland and the feeling of power theory

    Horton and the anthropological theory

    Weil and the desire for altered states of consciousness theory

    What was the political response in America to the prevailing presence of Alcoholism during the 1920's.
    What was affect has the media and films had on the use of alcohol in society?
    What attempts in social reform did America utilize from the 1930's to the present.
    What are the contributions regarding race, education, income, marital status, religion, geographic location, age and gender on drinking patterns.

    Chapter # 3. Jean Kinney -Loosening the Grip

    How is alcohol transported to the organs throughout the body?
    Is alcohol an irritant?
    Do women and men absorb alcohol at the rate?
    Is alcohol eliminated or metabolized at the same rate by members of society?
    What effect doe alcohol have on the following;

    kidneys

    liver

    central nervous system

    brain

    What is tolerance?
    What is the "expectancy effect"?


    Chapter # 4. Jean Kinney -Loosening the Grip


    What contributions did E.M. Jellinek make to the definition of "Alcoholism" and research studies on Dependency?
    What were the benefits of Alcoholism being treated as a Disease versus a character flaw as in the Personal Choice model?
    What are the criticism of the Disease Model regarding client responsibility and passivity?
    Is the rate of dependency at a fast or slow onset?
    What are the characteristics for the four phases of Alcoholism?
    What are the characteristics of abuse of alcohol?
    What is meant by a secondary type of Alcoholism?

    What is your definition of alcoholism?

    Know the four phases of Jellineks's model of Alcoholism

    Essay: What would a healthy approach to the drug and or alcohol use look like as compared to the current societal applications; i.e. education, family, religion, politics, medicine, science, and law?