Objective: Distinguish between substance abuse and dependency

Once chemical dependency is fully developed it then falls out of the prevention specialist’s scope of practice. Nevertheless, the prevention specialist must be able to recognize substance abuse and dependency so that appropriate referrals can be made.

  • Locate a peer-reviewed journal on drug abuse and drug dependency.
  • Write a 1-page response that describes of drug abuse and drug dependency based on the article you discovered, citing it properly.