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Come Down

Come down is the slow reduction of a drug effect after reaching the high from drugs (feeling of euphoria).

October 6th, 2017

Commitment

In terms of alcohol and drug recovery, commitment can be defined as adhering to the treatment plan that it laid out to minimise relapse ricks and increase the chances of a successful recovery.

October 6th, 2017

UK PMI Alcohol Addiction Reh

In the United Kingdom, health care is a part of the public service to the nation and falls in the same category as public education, police services and the public road networks. The NHS (National Health Service) provides free medical and hospital care, as well as subsidised or free prescription medications to all United Kingdom…

October 6th, 2017

Codependence

Co Dependence: This is a state of being overly concerned with the problems of another, to the detriment of one’s own wants and needs. Often part of addiction problems. The term Co Dependence was first coined in the 1950’s in Minnesota where a new model of treating addiction, specifically alcoholism, was emerging. Today this model…

October 6th, 2017

Drug Addiction Treatment Unit

A ward usually found in a general or psychiatric hospital, providing drug detox for people addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

October 6th, 2017

Expectancy

Expectancy: a psychoactive effect that happens in response to a person’s expectation that an effect will occur. It causes placebo effects, and can emphasize the perception of drug effects. Sometimes raised in drug rehabilitation counselling.

October 6th, 2017

Clonidine

Clonidine (Catapres) is a prescription drug that is used to lower high blood pressure and to reduce the effects of drug and alcohol withdrawal.

October 6th, 2017

Blood Alcohol Concentration Bac

Blood–Alcohol concentration can be defined as the amount of alcohol (in grams) that is in the blood, in conjunction to the amount of blood (in 100 millilitres. The results are usually given as a percentage.

October 6th, 2017

Codeine

Codeine is a widely used opiate drug that is found in most analgesic and cough syrups /mixtures & medicines. People in recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions are warned to steer clear of medications containing codeine.

October 6th, 2017

Crank

Crank is a nickname for the illegal stimulant, amphetamines. It is a powerful central nervous system stimulant and can be smoked, snorted or injected.

October 6th, 2017
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