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  1. a
    physiological or psychological dependence on a substance or activity
    Addiction
  2. interruption of the addiction
    continuum before the addict or alcoholic hits bottom
    Intervention
  3. the
    removal from all drugs from the body
    Detoxification
  4. slips
    from recovery, or periodic returns to addictive behaviors
    Relapse
  5. medical
    and psychological care during which a person stays at a medical or
    rehabilitation facility
    Inpatient treatment
  6. Continuing
    care facilities that offer people housing, counseling, and support meetings as
    they are recovering from a severe addiction
    • Halfway
    • houses
  7. On-site
    medical and psychological care for a person trying to become alcohol-free and
    drug-free
    • Outpatient
    • treatment
  8. chemical substances used for recreational or
    other unhealthful purposes
    • Illegal
    • Drugs
  9. chemical substances produced artificially in a
    laboratory
    Synthetic drugs
  10. synthetic/psychoactive drug chemically similar
    to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline
    Methylene-dioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA)
  11. acts both as a chemical messenger that
    transmits nerve signals between nerve cells and constricts blood vessels
    Serotonin
  12. powerful sedative that depresses the central
    nervous system
    Rohypnol
  13. A clear liquid or a white powder originally
    used for humans in Europe as a possible anesthetic
    Gamma-hydroxy-butyrate (GHB)
  14. Stimulant commonly used to treat attention
    deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children
    Amphetamine
  15. use or sale of any substances that are illegal
    or not permitted
    • Illicit
    • drug use
  16. drugs that often lead to other serious and
    dangerous use
    • Gateway
    • Drugs
  17. strong or fatal reaction to taking a large
    amount of a drug
    Overdose
  18. one chemical enhancing the effects of the
    other chemical in the body
    • Synergistic
    • effect
  19. injecting chemical substances directly into
    the blood stream
    • Intravenous
    • Drug Use
  20. –skin-popping”

    when the individual injects the drug directly
    beneath the surface of the skin
    subcutaneous injection
  21. intravenous drug use that happens
    intentionally or when the individual misses the vein or the subcutaneous space
    intramuscular injection
  22. physical need for a drug
    • Physiological
    • dependence
  23. abuser believes the drug is needed in order to
    feel good or to function
    • Psychological
    • dependence
  24. Drugs that alter moods, thoughts senses and perceptions
    Hallucinogens
  25. To
    see, hear, or feel things that are not real
    Hallucinate
  26. False belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence
    Delusions
  27. Drugs
    that cause a person to detach, from their surroundings
    Dissociative Drugs
  28. dissociative drug that alters mood states in an unpredictable
    fashion
    Phencyclidine (PCP)
  29. most
    common hallucinogen that is synthesized from lysergic acid
    Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
  30. the natural psychoactive ingredient from
    the peyote cactus
    Mescaline
  31. small, spineless cactus used by natives in northern Mexico and
    the southwestern U.S. as part of their religious rites
    Peyote Cactus
  32. drugs derived from the opium plant that have a
    sedative or pain relieving effect
    Narcotics
  33. natural drug that comes from the sap released
    by the immature seed pods of opium poppies
    Opium
  34. Drugs made from the opium poppy flower
    Opiates
  35. Natural narcotic
    compound that is contained in opium
    Morphine
  36. synthetic narcotic
    compound derived from opium
    Codeine
  37. An odorless, crystalline compound synthesized
    from morphine and considered a highly addictive narcotic
    Heroin
  38. a narcotic prescribed as a painkiller
    available only by prescription
    Oxycotton
  39. any parts of the hemp plant from which mildly
    euphoric and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
    Cannabis
  40. main psychoactive chemical in cannabis
    derivatives
    Tetra-hydro-cannabinol
  41. resinous material of the cannabis plant
    Hashish
  42. any sticky substance of plant origin
    Resin
  43. A sticky liquid ranging from amber to dark
    brown in color
    • Hash
    • oil
  44. most widely used form of cannabis
    Marijuana
  45. pharmaceutical marijuana product available
    through prescription
    Marinol
  46. drugs that increase the activity of the central nervous system
    Stimulants
  47. irrational suspictioness
    Paranoia
  48. feeling of intense well-being or elation
    Euphoria
  49. the most powerful addictive stimulant drug known to man
    Cocaine
  50. a hormone that causes motivation and euphoria in the brain
    Dopamine
  51. cocaine base derived from powder cocaine
    crack
  52. a stimulant containing the herbal form of ephedrine
    Ephedra
  53. crystalline derivative of amphetamines
    Methamphetamine
  54. depressants that reduce physical and emotional tension
    Tranquilizers
  55. reduce physical and emotional tension and also induce sleep
    Sedative-hypnotics
  56. depressants that are highly addictive, and are used primarily as sedatives
    Barbiturates
  57. tranquilizers that act against anxiety, convulsions and produce sedation and muscle relaxation
    Benzodiazepines

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