What Defines Chemical Dependency?

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Chemical dependency, in its simplest form, is the perpetual need to use a substance so a person can feel normal.  Simple definitions like this hardly grasp the depths of what chemical dependency truly is though.   When a person abuses drugs or alcohol the chemicals begin to change the structure of the brain’s neural pathways and pleasure center.  Once someone …

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Chemical Dependency Treatment: The Difference Between Dependency and Addiction

When you enter a drug treatment center, you likely have chemical dependency or an addiction or both. However, it’s important to know that having a chemical dependency doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an addiction. You can have a chemical dependency without having an addiction, and you can even have an addiction without having a chemical dependency. The Diagnostic and …

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