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The terms above are types of drugs.
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Abstinence: Refraining from further drug use
Addiction Assessment: A way to determine the presence and severity of chemical dependency in a client (considers sociological, psychological, physical, and family factors, etc.)
Addiction Treatment: Aims to reduce addiction
Addiction: A repeated activity that continuously causes harm to oneself or others (e.g. a substance’s continuous presence in the bloodstream).
Addictive Personality: A trait/traits that develops in response to drug use
Adverse Reaction: A detrimental reaction to a drug (not the desired reaction)
Affinity: The strength a drug has that allows it to bind to its receptor
Age at Onset: The age at which one’s addictive behavior began; an important factor in addiction assessment
Agonist: A drug that activates a receptor in the brain
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A voluntary program concerned with helping alcoholics with recovery and continued sobriety
Analgesic: Medication designed to treat pain
Antagonist: A substance that can nullify another’s effects (a drug that does not elicit a response)
AOD: Stands for (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
AODA: Stands for (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse)
Aspirin: An anti-inflammatory agent used for pain relief
Bioavailability: A drug’s ability to enter the body
Biofeedback: Signal use to control physiological processes that are normally involuntary
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT): Promotes community-based substance abuse treatment services
Codependence: A family member’s or friend’s suffering that is the result of the side effects of one’s addiction; it occurs when one takes responsibility for another’s actions and helps that person avoid facing his or her problems directly to maintain the relationship
Cold Turkey: Abruptly quitting a drug by choice in order to try to quit long-term
Compulsion: A physical behavior one repeats involuntarily that can be harmful (e.g., addiction)
Conditioning: A behavioral change that results from an association between events
Detoxification (Detox): The process of the body ridding itself of a toxic substance (e.g. a drug)
Drug Tolerance: A progressive state of decreased responsiveness to a drug
Hallucinogen: Chemical substance that distorts perceptions, sometimes resulting in delusions or hallucinations
Harm Reduction: Often the first stage of addiction treatment; reducing therapy instead of stopping the target behavior
Addiction Illegal/Illicit Drugs: Drugs that are illegal to produce, use, and sell
Induction: Beginning phase of buprenorphine treatment
Inflation: An addiction behavior’s tendency to slowly but surely increase in frequency
Intoxication: A state of being drugged or poisoned; results from abuse of alcohol, barbiturates, toxic drugs, etc.
Legal Drugs: Everyday drugs not for medical use (e.g. alcohol, caffeine, carbohydrates, nicotine, etc.)
Maintenance: Stabilization of a patient who is indefinitely on a drug’s lowest effective dose
Medical Model: An addiction theory that considers addiction a medical rather than social issue
Metabolism (of drugs): The chemical and physical reactions carried out by the body to prepare for a drug’s execution
Monotherapy: Therapy using one drug
Morphine: A major sedative/pain reliever found in opium
Mu Agonist: A drug that stimulates physiologic activity on mu opioid cell receptors
Mu Opioid Receptor: Nerve cell receptor that mediates opioid addiction and tolerance through drug-induced activity
Sublingual: Drugs that enter the blood through the membranes under the tongue
1. Abstinence: Refraining from further drug use
2. Addict: A stigmatizing slang term for an individual with an addictive disorder
3. Addiction: A repeated activity that continuously causes harm to oneself or othees
4. Intoxication:A state of being drugged or poisoned; results from abuse of alcohol, barbiturates, toxic drugs, etc.
5. Obsession: A mental behavior one repeats involuntarily that can be harmful