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Ten Classes of Substances and Gambling
Ten Classes of Substances and Gambling
Introduction

This chapter is designed to be clinically practical. It introduces the reader to the 10 classes of substances that we ignore or enjoy, problematically use or are psychologically reliant on, become destructively addicted to, and then, if fortunate, either learn new habits or refrain from using. A substance is meant to refer to any drug that when taken has an impact on thinking, mood, feeling, or behavior. This is accomplished through manipulation of the central nervous system. This chapter considers each individual drug that is related to a substance as identified in the DSM-5 (APA, 2013). Included in this revision is a class of substances referred to as “unknown.”

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