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What is a substance dependency or addiction?



A. Typified by the continued use of alcohol or other drugs in spite of negative consequences
B. Use of drugs or alcohol in a socially accepted or medically sanctioned manner to modify or control mood or state of mind
C. Characterized by the repeated, compulsive seeking or use of a substance despite adverse social, psychological and/or physical consequences

This question is part of Introduction To, Recognizing and Treating Substance Abuse
Asked by Mitzib, Last updated: May 02, 2020

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Bennie Cooper

Bennie Cooper

Answered Jul 24, 2018

Characterized by the repeated, compulsive seeking or use of a substance despite adverse social, psychological and/or physical consequences

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 27, 2017

Characterized by the repeated, compulsive seeking or use of a substance despite adverse social, psychological and/or physical consequences
 

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