Addiction

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Addiction
  Addiction is the repeated use of a substance after one has experienced problems. As opposed to abuse, the addict continues to ingest his or her drug after there are consequences. There is little relief. Addiction is also characterized by Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance.  

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  • Abstinence
      Abstinence, for addicts and alcoholics, is the nonuse of mood-altering drugs to include
  • Abstinence
    Abstinence is absence of alcohol and/or drugs as opposed to the term sober.  Abstinence does not im
  • Abstinence-Based Recovery
    Abstinence-based Recovery is the resolution of alcohol- and other drug-related problems through the
  • Abuse
      Abuse is a term to describe excessive drinking or using for relief from a problem in on
  • Acetaldehyde
      Acetaldehyde is the metabolite that occurs when alcohol dehydrogenase metabolizes alcoh