chemical dependency


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chemical dependency

n.
A physical and psychological habituation to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine, especially when resulting in addiction.
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According to the company, the addition of Avalon to Infinity Treatment Centers, and Simple Recovery, expands the offerings of New Vista Behavioral Health's complementary group of addiction and mental health programmes, providing exemplary care to clients struggling with chemical dependency or mental health issues.
Successful practitioners of chemical dependency counselling must possess skills and an understanding of their clients that go beyond the normal skill set of the usual individual or family counselor.
While I have presented the subject of chemical dependency in the profession to thousands of nurses, students and other groups, millions of nurses and those they live and work with have not yet been reached.
The first edition of The Essentials of Chemical Dependency grew out of materials assembled for a college course that trained specialists in chemical dependency treatment.
The investigators reviewed the charts of 203 Native American adolescents who had undergone mandated treatment for chemical dependency at a South Dakota inpatient treatment center.
But when we're dealing with chemical dependency, we're facing a complex situation.
This section defines chemical dependency and Impaired Practice, presents the RNs responsibility to report, and discusses the specifics of WNA's Peer Assistance Program.
We are either first-generation leaders/executives of chemical dependency treatment organizations, or we learned from first-generation leaders.
Officer Gina Onweiler, the unit's chemical dependency coordinator, said more LAPD employees are seeking help, in part because the department has become more supportive.
The third edition of this well-known, evidence-based text presents new ways of thinking about and addressing problems related to chemical dependency treatment and prevention.
Experts in the implementation of chemical dependency and treatment programs for high-risk youth and their families assisted Vista Maria's staff in developing the program and training modules.
For example, when Hager was chair of the psychiatry department and medical director of chemical dependency at Park Ridge Hospital, she wanted to learn why patients were ignoring advice and leaving before treatment ran its course.
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