Chapter 14.0: Inhalants, Steroids, Over the Counter and Prescription Medication Misuse

Reading Objectives

After engaging with these reading materials and learning resources, you should be able to:

  • Describe the patterns and effects of inhalant and anabolic steroid misuse;
  • Identify issues related to prescription and OTC drug misuse;
  • Identify basic principles of pharmacotherapy applied in treating substance use disorders, including in “detox” protocols;
  • Explain key terms and concepts related to misuse of inhalants and steroids, prescription and OTC substance misuse, and pharmacotherapy.


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