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Alcohol use disorder

A problematic pattern of alcohol use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress


Drugs that depress activities of the central nervous system; used mostly for sedation.


Group of drugs that have potent hypnotic sedative and anxiolytic action ( also called anti-anxiety drugs)


The process of short-term Medical Care during removal of a drug upon which a person has become dependent. The aim is to minimize withdrawal symptoms.


The term is a contraction formed from the words endogenous (meaning within) and morphine. Endorphins are relatively short chains of amino acids or neuropeptides that are naturally synthesized in the brain and are closely related to morphine an opioid in terms of their pharmacological properties.


Drugs that produce hallucinations


The dried resin from the top of the female cannabis plant ingestion of hashish leads to a feeling of being high.

High-risk research design

A longitudinal study of persons who are selected from The General population based on some identified risk factor that has fairly high risk ratio.


The dried leaves and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Getting high on marijuana refers to a pervasive sense of well-being and happiness.


(Sometimes called opioids) drugs that have properties similar to opium. The main active ingredients in opium are morphine and codeine.

Psychomotor stimulants

Drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine that produce their effect by simulating the effects of certain neurotransmitters, specifically norepinephrine, dopamine ,and serotonin

Substance use disorder

Problems that involve excessive use of or addiction to chemical substances that alter Consciousness and lead to significant substance-related problems including craving patterns of compulsive and risky use tolerance or withdrawal and eventually a variety of serious social and interpersonal consequences. Combines two diagnostic categories substance abuse and substance dependence from previous versions of the DSM.


The process through which the nervous system becomes less sensitive to the effects of a psychoactive substance as a result the person needs to consume increased quantities of the drug to achieve the same subjective effect.


The constellation of symptoms that are experienced shortly after a person stops taking a drug after heavy or prolonged use.