Terms in this set (33)
Continued involvment with a substance or activity despite ongoing negative consequences
The adaptive state of brain and body processes that occur with regular addictive behavior and results in withdrawal of the addictive behavior stops
Phenomenon in which progressively larger doses of a drug or more intense involvement in a behavior are needed to produce the desired effects..
A series of temporary physical and psychological symptoms that occur when an addict abruptly abstains from an addictive chemical or behavior.
Dependency of the mind on a substance or behavior, which can lead to psychological withdrawal symptoms. Such anxiety, irritability, or cravings.
Preoccupation with a behavior and an overwhelming need to perform it.
Excessive preoccupation with an addictive substance or behavior
Loss of control
Inability to predict reliability whether a particular instance of involvement with an addictive substance or behavior will be healthy or damaging
Physical damage, legal trouble, financial ruin, academic failure, family dissolution, and other severe problems which do not occur with healthy involvement in any behavior.
Inability to perceive or accurately interpret the self-destructive effects of an addictive behavior
A repeated behavior in which the repetition may be unconscious
A self-defeating relationship pattern in which a person helps or encourages addictive behavior in another.
A person who knowingly or unknowingly protects an addict from the consequences of the addict's behavior
A condition in which a person is dependent on (addicted to) some mood altering behavior or process, such as gambling, buying or exercise
A set of behaviors including preoccupation with gambling, unsuccessful efforts to cut back or quit, using gambling to escape problems, and lying to family members to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling.
A person who always works out alone, following the same rigid pattern, exercise for more than 2 hours daily, repeatedly, and when sick or injured; focuses on weight loss or calorie's burned; exercises to the point of pain and beyond; and skips work, class, or social activities for workouts
Compulsive use of the computer PDA, cell phone, or other form of technology to access the Internet for activities such as email, games, shopping,and blogging.
Nonfood, nonnutritional substances that are intended to affect the structure or function of the mind or body through chemical action
Use of a drug for a purpose for which it was not intended.
Excessive use of a drug
A chemical that relays messages between nerve cells to other body cells
Drugs that affect brain chemistry and have the potential to alter mood or behavior
Intake of drugs through the mouth
The introduction of drugs through the respiratory tract
The introduction of drugs into the body via a hypodermic needle
The introduction of drugs through the skin
Mixtures of drugs and a waxy medium designed to melt at body temperature after being inserted into the anus or vagina
Use of multiple medication, vitamins, recreational drugs, or illicit drugs simultaneously
Interaction of two or more drugs that produces more profound effects than would be expected if the drugs were taken separately; also called potentiation
A drug interaction in which the effects of one drug are eliminated or reduced by the presence of another drug at the same receptor site
A type of interaction in which two or more drugs work at the same receptor site so that one blocks the action of the other
A type of interaction in which two or more drugs produce extremely uncomfortable reactions are
Development of a tolerance to one drug that reduces the effects of another, similar drug.
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