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Doctor insights on: Example Assessment Forms Of Chemical Dependency

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What does a chemical dependency mean?

What does a chemical dependency mean?

Dependency vs addict: The terms "dependency" and "addiction" are often used interchangeably, but this is incorrect. With dependency, the body exhibits a change when the substance is withheld. This could be something as serious as seizures with alcohol withdrawal or a "simple" as blood pressure going up in absences of anti-hypertensive. Addiction is the continued use despite adverse consequences. ...Read more

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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: chemical dependency?

= w/d + problems : Continued use with psychological or physiological dependence and difficulties in psychosocial, interpersonal, legal, occupational, marital or medical domains. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Whats the difference between recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Short vs long term: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the state of california, literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Whats the difference between long, short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

Try 12-Step Program: Short term goals in substance abuse recovery would include abstinence and creating a good support system to remain sober. Long term goals would be to make life style changes consistent with sobriety, reestablishing relationships with family and friends, and becoming a contributing member of society again. I would encourage anyone to seek out a 12-step program as a first step in their recovery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

30days vs 1 year: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the United States literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

Maladaptive pattern: Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods not condoned by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. Activity is also considered substance abuse when inappropriately used(as in steroids for performance enhancement). ...Read more

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Why is that some people get strong armpit body odor and some don't ve any bo ? Any way to clear this issue permanently to clear dependency of deodran

Why is  that some people get strong armpit body odor and some don't ve any bo ?
 Any way to clear this issue permanently to clear dependency of deodran

Not really: Body odor is driven largely by the secretion of the apocrine glands which are metabolized by bacteria on the skin. Apocrine glands are hormonally responsive. Other than artificially blocking otherwise useful hormones, there is unlikely to be a permanent reduction in body odor. ...Read more

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How do I stop dependency on others to feel good?

How do I stop dependency on others to feel good?

Love Yourself: Everybody depends on someone sometimes. The more confidence you have in yourself, the less you depend on others, but you should always get some social support from others. Let friends help you to believe in yourself. If others believe in you, you can learn to believe in yourself. Change your self-talk by recognizing the things you do well. Be thankful for your friends and gifts. Meditate. ...Read more

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Chemical Dependency (Definition)

Continued use with psychological or physiological dependence and difficulties in psychosocial, interpersonal, legal, occupational, ...Read more