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Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs Vocabulary

Basic words relating to tobacco, alcohol, and such; basically, the dangerous things you learn about in health.
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withdrawal
the unpleasant symptoms that someone experiences when he or she stops using an addictive substance
psychological dependence
an addiction in which a person believes that he or she needs a drug in order to feel good or function normally
alcohol
a drug created by a chemical reaction in some foods, especially fruits and grains
intoxicated
impaired judgement and decreased control of body movements
alcoholism
an illness characterized by a physical and psychological need for alcohol
depressant
drugs that slow down the body's functions and reactions, including heart and breathing rates
drug
a substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind
cirrhosis
scarring and destruction of liver tissue
consequences
the results of actions
physical dependence
an addiction in which the body develops a chemical need for a drug
tolerance
the body's need for larger and larger doses of a drug to produce the same effect
addiction
a psychological or physical need for a drug or other substance