What are the common terms related to drugs?


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Addict: A stigmatizing slang term for an individual with an addictive disorder 3, Addiction: A repeated activity that continuously causes
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The term 'opioids' refers to a class of psychoactive substances derived from the Alcohol misuse is also common in all types of people who misuse drugs;  ...

The following terms terms can be related to drugs:


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The terms above are types of drugs.



They will be depressed especially if there brain got affected already.


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

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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

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