VOCABULARY

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VOCABULARY
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO,
MARIJUANA AND OTHER
DRUGS
DRUG USE, MISUSE AND
ABUSE
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Responsible drug use: correct use of
legal drugs to promote health and well
being
Misuse: incorrect use of prescription
or over the counter drug (OTC)
Drug Abuse: use of an illegal drug or
the intentional misuse of a
prescription or OTC drug
ADDICTION
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Habitual psychological and physiological
dependence on a substance or practice
beyond one's voluntary control.
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent
on something that is psychologically or
physically habit-forming (especially alcohol
or narcotic drugs)
an abnormally strong craving
ADDICT
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a person who is addicted to an
activity, habit, or substance: a drug
addict.
TOLERANCE
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The body becomes used to a drug and
larger amounts are needed to produce
the same effect.
an addict's increasing tolerance for a
drug
WITHDRAWAL
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Discontinuation of the use of an
addictive substance. The symptoms of
withdrawal include headache,
diarrhea, and tremors and can range
from mild to life threatening,
depending on the extent of the
body's reliance on the addictive
substance.
EUPHORIA
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a feeling of happiness, confidence, or
well-being
CARCINOGEN
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A cancer causing agent
BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
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B.A.C OR B.A.L: the amount of alcohol
present in a person’s blood
Blood Alcohol Concentration or
Blood Alcohol Level
OXIDATION
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The process by which the liver
changes alcohol to carbon dioxide
(CO2) and water (H2O)
This happens at a rate of about 1/2
ounce of alcohol per hour