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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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These measures included needle and syringe programs, treatment for drug dependence, and overdose prevention.
The regional conference will be held under the Program on Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence Among Vulnerable Groups of the UNODC Regional Program for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries to support anti-drug trafficking efforts in the countries of Central Asia.
However, in some countries, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, and transgender and intersex people are sterilised without their full, free and informed consent and others may also be at risk of coercive sterilisation, such as those with drug dependence. Laws, regulations, policies and practices should ensure that the provision of procedures resulting in sterilisation are based on the full, free and informed decision-making of the person concerned.
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But intuitively (I know; where is data when we need it?), from where I sit, working with both the ACES content and with substance-dependent adults, I'm of the opinion that until we address what happens to children and strengthen our communities to inoculate children from life's traumas, drug dependence will always be with us--no matter what kinds of laws we pass.

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