To refrain from the usage of chemicals which a person may have become addicted.
A person who has a craving for an addictive substance, who is physically or emotionally dependent on that substance on a daily basis.
A chronic, progressive disease which is characterized by continued use of drugs, alcohol, nicotine (addictive substances) in spite of continuing negative consequences.
The study of addictions usually focused on drug and alcohol addiction.
A physician certified in the field of addiction medicine, usually specializing in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse.
Addiction medicine:
The evaluation and treatment of people suffering from the disease drug addiction, alcoholism and associated disorders.
Addiction treatment:
The attempt by one or more people to cause another person to discontinue their use of drugs, alcohol or harmful behavior. This service is usually provided by a licensed professional or within an addiction treatment program.
Addiction treatment center:
A licensed facility that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of drug addiction, alcoholism and associated disorders. This center may provide residential treatment, partial hospitalization treatment or outpatient treatment services.