Addiction Terms

& Terminology

Addiction Terms
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  • Addiction

A complex disease of the brain and body, often chronic in nature, involving continued, compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences. Addiction disrupts regions of the brain that are responsible for reward, motivation, learning, judgment, and memory. It damages various body systems as well as families, relationships, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

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  • Behavioral Health

The term “behavioral health” is often used in place of the term “mental health” to distinguish mental health and addiction from other physical health conditions.

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  • Court-Ordered Teen Rehab 

Occasionally, teens who are struggling with behavior issues, oppositional defiance or substance use or abuse issues, act out in ways that may make Court-Ordered Teen Rehab necessary. Read More…

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  • Dual Diagnosis

is the term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) and a problem with alcohol or drugs. Read more…

  • Detoxification

medical treatment of an alcoholic or drug addict involving abstention from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins. Read More…

 

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  • Huffing

“ inhalants & huffing ” is used to describe substances that are rarely, if ever, taken by any other route of administration.

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  • Inhalants

Inhalants are a diverse group of volatile substances whose chemical vapors can be inhaled to produce psychoactive (mind-altering) effects.

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