Chemical Dependency and the Dysfunctional Family
- Chemical dependency.
- To need drugs or alcohol compulsively and not be able to function without them, also called addiction.
- When someone ignores his or her own feelings in order to protect and care for someone else.
- Refusal to admit the truth.
- Drugs, such as alcohol, that slow down your body and brain, also called downers.
- Using drugs or alcohol in a way that harms yourself and others while ignoring the hazardous consequences of your drug use.
- Not working properly.
- Drugs, such as marijuana, that cause hallucinations.
- Drugs taken by inhaling.
- A program that requires patients to live there during treatment and recovery.
- Drugs, such as heroin, that dull the senses and reduce pain.
- A daytime program that allows patients to return home in the evenings after treatment.
- When people your age try to convince you to do something you do not want to do.
- When your body cannot function normally without a drug.
- When your mind desperately craves a drug.
- The process of getting well.
- Teaches you how to help yourself by learning to improve yourself and resolve your problems.
- Drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines, that speed up your body and brain, also called uppers.
- A set of people with a shared experience who give one another encouragement and guidance.
- When you need more of a drug to get the same effect that you once got from smaller amounts.
- A painful syndrome that affects a drug addict's mind or body when he or she stops using drugs.