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Chemical Dependency

Created by Joyce Peoples

Words related to drug abuse, alcohol abuse and addiction treatment.

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2.A process of overcoming both physical and psychological dependence on a psychoactive substance, with a commitment to sobriety
4.A stabilization period
6.The main active ingredient of tobacco
9.Chronic liver disease marked by scarring of liver tissue and eventually liver failure
11.This is a trait, or set of traits, that develops in response to habit-forming drugs/alcohol or compulsive behavior
14.The refusal to admit to one's self the truth or reality, i.e. a person who refuses to admit that they have a problem with alcohol or drugs
16.An adaptive, beneficial response necessary for the preservation of tissue integrity
17.The first drug ever approved for treating problem drinkers
18.A period of time in which the signs and symptoms of the addiction have disappeared
22.Amnesia with no formation of long-term memory, resulting from the ingestion of alcohol or other drugs; i.e. a period of memory loss for which there is no recall of activities
24.Removal of a toxic substance such as a drug or alcohol from the body
26.A state of complete abstinence from psychoactive substances by an addicted individual, in conjunction with a satisfactory quality of life
27.A term generally used to describe someone who has stopped drinking, but who still demonstrates the same alcoholic behaviors and attitudes
29.Perception of objects or experience of sensations with no real external cause. Can be auditory, visual, etc
30.Removal of legal restrictions on the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, possession and/or use of a psychoactive substance
32.Intervention provided when a crisis exists to the extent that a person’s usual coping resources threaten individual or family functioning
33.Application of planned procedures to identify and change patterns of behavior that are maladaptive, destructive and/or injurious to health
38.A therapeutic process for interrupting behaviors, beliefs and self-talk that lead to life style dysfunction
40.name of the book associated and of the same name as the organization known as Alcoholics Anonymous
43.Process characterized by the continued use of a specific psychoactive substance despite physical, psychological or social harm; and a need for an increased amount of the substance, as time goes on, to achieve the same effect
45.Behavioral Stimulant
48.Not using drugs; not intoxicated with drugs or under their influence
49.Condition in which a person must keep increasing the dosage of a drug to maintain the same effect
50.Any of several drugs that act on the central nervous system to produce excitation, alertness and wakefulness
51.A synthetically produced, long-acting opiate
53.A controlled drug available only by the order of a licensed physician, P.A. or nurse Practitioners' prescription
54.A state of sadness marked by inactivity and inability to concentrate: reduction of the functional activity of the body
56.Sedative and pain-relieving agent found in opium
57.Drugs used to relieve symptoms of severe psychosis
58.Powerful desire for a substance that cannot be ignored. Unnaturally strong desire or urge for a substance
59.Discontinuance and avoidance of further use of a drug
60.A recurrence of symptoms after a period of sobriety.
1.Class of chemically related sedative-hypnotic compounds, all of which share a characteristic six-membered ring structure
3.Unpleasant physical effects following the heavy use of alcohol, which can include headache, queasy stomach, sensitivity to noise and motion and generalized aches and pains, thirst, nausea, fatigue, sweating and tremors
5.To restore to effectiveness or normal life by training etc., esp. after imprisonment or illness; to restore to former privileges or reputation or a proper condition
7.Secondary effects, usually undesirable, of a drug or therapy or behavior
8.The restoration of an optimum state of health by medical, psychological and social means, including peer group support, for an alcoholic/addict, a family member or a significant other
10.A dysfunctional state resulting from the use of psychoactive substances
12.A voluntary fellowship founded in 1935 and concerned with the recovery and continued sobriety of the individuals who turn to the organization for help
13.Literally, a state of being poisoned or drugged; a condition produced by use (abuse) of toxic drugs, alcohol, barbiturates, and so forth
15.A drug having the power to produce a state of sleep or drowsiness and to relieve pain with the potential of being dependence producing
19.Any of several drugs that sedate by acting on the central nervous system: medical uses include the treatment of anxiety, tension, and high blood pressure
20.When people repeat a behavior in order to experience something pleasant
21.The consumption of five or more drinks in succession for men and four or more for women
23.The type of behavior a person exhibits that is overpowering, repeated, and often irrational
25.The onset of predictable signs and symptoms following the abrupt discontinuation of, or rapid decrease in dosage of a psychoactive substance
28.This term labels a person by his or her illness
31.The inadvertent or deliberate consumption of a dose much larger than that either habitually used by the individual or ordinarily used for treatment of an illness, and likely to result in a serious toxic reaction or death
34.Inflammation of the liver
35.A delusion of inflated worth, power, knowledge, identity
36.An informal term describing a pattern of drinking associated with life problems prior to establishing a definitive diagnosis of alcoholism
37.Any substance, natural or synthetic, that is related in action to morphine and binds to the same, or some of the same, receptors
41.Any action by another person or an institution that intentionally or unintentionally has the effect of facilitating the continuation of an individual’s addictive process
42.Structured relationship in which people meet in order to provide or exchange emotional support with others facing similar challenges
44.Harmful use of a specific psychoactive substance. The term also applies to excessive use of a substance in way in which it was not meant to be used or not as prescribed
46.All the signs and symptoms associated with a disease
47.Non-use of a specific substance
52.Barbiturates, tranquilizers, alcohol and depressants
55.An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience signaling the presence of actual or threatened tissue damage, or described in terms of such

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