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The main symptom of chemical dependence is impaired control over the use of a drug, and the patient perceives this as a basic need for the drug.
Compared to their male counterparts, chemically dependent women have higher incidences of childhood sexual abuse or past rape (Coffey, Dansky, Falsetti, Saladin, & Brady, 1998; Kang, Deren, & Goldstein, 2002); and some studies have also reported higher prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for women compared to men with chemical dependence (e.
More specifically, patients in clinical settings were assessed to verify whether the trends apparent in the international literature regarding relationships between chemical dependence and personality structure are also evident in Brazil.
The book will interest students, professionals in chemical dependence programs, and others working in psychology, public health, and preventive medicine.
Erickson's The Science of Addiction and nicely deconstructs Erickson's interesting distinction between chemical abuse and chemical dependence, a dichotomy that Erickson sees as very important in all spheres of understanding and treatment of substance abuse.
Chemical dependence, sexual indiscretions, delusional thinking, spending sprees, unexplained travel, suicide, and more symptoms can contribute to morbidity.
It is clear that the word "addiction" is being used less and less with respect to alcohol and other drugs, now that the differences between intentional drug "abuse" and pathological chemical dependence ("dependence" as described in the DSM-IV) are being articulated and recognized.
The four hours includes two hypnosis sessions - one that helps to deal with the chemical dependence and spells out to them what they are doing to their bodies.
The sad truth is that petrochemical farming kills many of these essential helpers, substituting for their work a chemical dependence that we can call "junkie farming," because it requires ever larger doses of ever more expensive molecular contrivances.
Specifically, we investigated the discriminant validity of the SOS-10 by comparing it with another measure that was designed primarily to assess for the presence and denial of chemical dependence criteria--the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 (SASSI-3; Miller & Lazowski, 1999).
Subjects were 94 continuous clients presenting for a chemical dependence assessment at a community mental health and addictions treatment center.
In the same way that attorneys suffer alcoholism and chemical dependence with similar frequency to the general population, the prevalence of eating disorders among attorneys mirrors that of the general population.

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