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 teenagers have in common?
  • What approach should parents take with their teenagers 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?