Psychology Substance Abuse

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Substance Misuse
The intake of drugs in quantities that are potentially damaging to physical or mental health.
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Physical Dependance
A compulsion to keep on taking drugs because a change in the neurochemetry of the brain which substitutes normal functioning resuls in the body requireing the drug.
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Psychological Depedence
A feeling of satisfactin that results in an indevidual having to maintain drug use in order to continously produce pleasure. Withdrwal is dificult because it has become a habit.
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Tolerance
When an indevidual is physical dependant on a drug and has to take increasing amounts in order to achieve the effects they did at first.
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Withdrawal
The unplesant side effects experienced by a physically dependant drug user as the effects of the drugs wear offf. They are generally the opposide of the effects of the drugs.
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Synapse
Tiny gaps between neurons that neurotransmitters pass acrosss, enableing chemical communication between neurones.
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A compulsion to keep on taking drugs because a change in the neurochemetry of the brain which substitutes normal functioning resuls in the body requireing the drug.

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Physical Dependance

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A feeling of satisfactin that results in an indevidual having to maintain drug use in order to continously produce pleasure. Withdrwal is dificult because it has become a habit.

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When an indevidual is physical dependant on a drug and has to take increasing amounts in order to achieve the effects they did at first.

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The unplesant side effects experienced by a physically dependant drug user as the effects of the drugs wear offf. They are generally the opposide of the effects of the drugs.

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