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dependence

[di′pen·dəns]
(medicine)
Habituation to, abuse of, or addiction to a substance.
(statistics)
The existence of a relationship between frequencies obtained from two parts of an experiment which does not arise from the direct influence of the result of the first part on the chances of the second part but indirectly from the fact that both parts are subject to influences from a common outside factor.
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Its abusive use establishes one of the most enslaving experiences of all types of drug dependence.
Marijuana smoking may make mental illness and drug dependence itself more likely.
The authors have observed patients who had successfully stopped smoking prior to drug dependence treatment actually start smoking again to join in the camaraderie of smoke breaks.
Lindsey, MEd, CEAP, took over in February as president of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Those involving drug dependence were up from 22 to 26.
Since 1987, the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders has listed nicotine dependence as a form of drug dependence.
Drug dependence organisations welcomed the extra funding but were concerned that the injection of money would introduce a two-tier system of treatment.
Nearly nine in 10 doctors believe a simple break can alleviate symptoms such as depression, stress, and alcohol and drug dependence.
In addition, national awareness campaigns will be organised in each of the 16 participating countries to promote, inter alia, the benefits of transnational partnerships to tackle the problems associated with drug dependence.
As Steven Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, opined recently in Science, "Repeated doses of addictive drugs - opiates, cocaine, and amphetamine - cause drug dependence and, afterward, withdrawal.

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