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a chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods
the diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect
the discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug
a physiological need for a drug, marked by unpleasant withdrawal
a psychological need to use a drug, such as to relieve negative emotions
compulsive drug craving and use, despite adverse consequences
- Addictions cannot be overcome voluntarily; therapy is required
- Addictive drugs quickly corrupt
- We can extend the concept of addiction to cover not just drug dependencies, but a whole spectrum of repetitive, pleasure-seeking behaviors
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