Addictionary

Conclusive Guide to Addiction and Recovery Terminology

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The “Addictionary” on the We Do Recover website is a comprehensive glossary of addiction-related terms, concepts and topics. It includes over 1,000 entries, ranging from brief overviews to detailed articles. Updated weekly, this section reflects the latest understandings in addiction treatment, part of an ongoing effort for the past 10 years to ensure information remains current and useful for those seeking knowledge on addiction and recovery.

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12 Step Sponsor
12 Step Meetings
12 Step Recovery Process
12 Step Rehab
90 Meetings in 90 Days
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
Absorption
Abstinence
Abstinence vs Recovery
Abuse
Acamprosate (Campral)
Acceptance
Acetaldehyde
Acid Head
Acute Effects
Acute Pain
Adaptive Behaviors
Adaptive Behaviours
Adderall Addiction
Addict
Addiction Assessment
Addiction Counselling
Addiction Counsellor
Addiction Medicine
Addiction Treatment
Addiction Treatment Centre
Addiction Treatment Facility
Addiction Treatment Program
Addiction Treatment Unit
Addictionist
Addictionologist
Addictionology
Addictive Drugs
Addictive Personality
Adrenal Gland
Adverse Reaction
Affinity
Aftercare
Aftercare Planning
Agonist
AIDS
Al-Anon
Alateen
Alcohol
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
Alcohol and Drug Use
Alcohol Anonymous
Alcohol Center
Alcohol Dehydrogenase
Alcohol Dependence
Alcohol Dependency
Alcohol Detox
Alcohol Help
Alcohol Hospital
Alcohol Liver Disease
Alcohol Poisoning
Alcohol Problems
Alcohol Rehab Programme
Alcohol Rehabilitation
Alcohol Services
Alcohol Support
Alcohol Therapy
Alcohol Treatment Centre
Alcohol Treatment Facility
Alcohol Treatment Program
Alcohol Use
Alcohol Withdrawal
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Alcoholic Help
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholism as a Primary Illness
Alcoholism Liver Disease
Alcoholism Symptoms
Alcoholism Treatment
Alkaloids
Alzheimer’s Disease
Ambivalence
Amount Of Alcohol
Amped
Amphetamine
Amphetamine Psychosis
Amphetamines
Anaesthesia
Anaesthetic
Analgesic
Analgesics
Analog
Anger Management
Anonymity
Anorexia
Antabuse
Antagonist
Antidepressants
Anxiety
AOD
AODA
Assessment
Bad Trip
Ball
Barbiturates
Behavior
Behaviour Modification
Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT)
Behavioural Marital Therapy (BMT)
Behaviourism
Benzodiazepines
Bill Wilson
Binge Drink
Binge Drinking
Bio-Psycho-Social
Biofeedback
Blackout
Blood Alcohol Level
Blotter
BMT
Bong
Borderline Personality Disorder
Boundaries
Boundary
Brain Plasticity
Bulimia
BupeNx
Buprenex
Buprenorphine (Subutex)
CAADAC
CAADE
CAADPE
CAARR
CADCEP
CADDTP
CADPAAC
Caffeine
Campral
Candy Flipping
Cannabinoid Receptor
Cannabis
Cannabis Culture
Carcinogen
Causal Factors
Ceiling Effect
Character Defects
Chemical Abuse
Chemical Dependence
Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency Treatment
Chemical Dependency Treatment Program
Chemically Dependent
Cheva or Chiva
China White
Chipping
Chlordiazepoxide
Chronic Pain Management
Chronic Relapse
Cirrhosis
Classical Conditioning
Club Drugs
CNS Depressants
Co-Dependence
Co-Dependency
Cocaine
Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Psychosis
Codependency
Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Affective Therapy
Cognitive Functions
Cognitive Therapy / Processing
Competencies
Compulsion
Compulsive
Compulsive Gambling
Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
Conditioning
Confidentiality
Conflict of Interest
Consciousness
COWS
Crack Cocaine
Crisis Intervention
Cross Dependence
Cross Tolerance
CSAT
Cues
Cut Down Drinking
DATA-2000
Day Treatment Program
DEA
Decondition
Decriminalisation
Defense Mechanisms
Delirium Tremens
Delusion
Demerol
Depade
Dependence
Dependency in Addiction
Depressant
Depressants
Depression
Designer Drug
Detox Program
Detox UK
Detoxification
Dexedrine
Dextroamphetamine
Diazepam
Dilaudid
Dime Bag
Discharge
Discontentment
Disease
Disease Model
Disorganisation
Dissociation
Dissociative Disorder
Disulfiram
Diversion
DMA
DMT
Domestic Violence
Dopamine
Dose
Double-Blind Trials
Downers
Dr. Bob Smith
Dronabinol
Drug
Drug / Cocaine Cowboy
Drug Abuse
Drug Addict
Drug Addiction
Drug Addiction Rehab
Drug Addiction Treatment South Africa
Drug Court
Drug Dependency
Drug Intoxication
Drug Misuse
Drug of Choice (DOC)
Drug Rehab
Drug Rehab Centres
Drug Rehabilitation Centres
Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
Drug Testing
Drug Tolerance
Drug Treatment
Drug Use
Drug Withdrawal
Drug-Free Treatment
Drunk-A-Log
Dry Drunk
DSM Manual
Dual Diagnosis
Dual Disorder
Dually Diagnosed
Dub
DUI/DWI
DXM
Dysphoria
EAP
Educational Lectures
Eight Ball
Embeda®
EMDR
Enabler
Enabling
Endogenous Opioid
Endorphins
Enmeshment
Ephedrine Addiction
Equine Assisted Counselling
Ethanol
Ether
Ethyl Alcohol (Alcohol)
Euphoria
Excipient
Experiential Therapies
Explicit Memory
Fake It Till You Make It
Fall Out
False Negative Test Result
False Positive Test Result
Familial Alcoholism
Family Intervention
Family Program
FAS
Fellowship
Fentanyl
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Drug Syndrome (FDS)
Fight-or-Flight Response
Flashbacks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Free Will
Freebase Cocaine
Garbage Can
Go Fast
Good Sick
Gorski
Grief
Grit
Group Conscience
Group Counselling
Group Therapy
Habit
Habituation
Halcion
Halfway House
Hallucination
Hallucinogens
Hangover
Harm Reduction
Hashish
Hashish Oil
Hepatitis C
Heroin Addiction
High Risk Work Environment
Hippocratic Oath
HIV
Homeostasis
Hydrocodone or Dihydrocodeinone
Hydromorphone
Ice
Illicit Drugs
Impairment
Implicit Memory
Impulse Control Disorders
Indigent
Individual Counselling
Individual Therapy
Induction
Inferiority Complex
Inhalant
Inhalants
Injection
Inpatient
Inpatient Treatment
Insane
Insecurity
Intake
Intensive Outpatient
Interpersonal Relationships
Intervention Counsellor
Intoxication
Intravenous Injection
Intrinsic Activity
Involuntary Smoking
Isolation
Job Coach
Jones
Junk
Junkie
K
Ketamine
Kick
Kick Down
LAAM
Laughing Gas
Legal Drinking Age
Legalisation
Licit Drugs
Loaded
Long Term Memory
Long-Term Effects
Lorazepam
Lortab
Loss of Control
LSD
Lucas
M.A.D.D. (Mother’s against drunk driving)
Mac N’ Cheese
Magic
Maintenance
Maintenance Treatment
Maladaptive Behaviors
Marijuana
MDMA
Medical Marijuana
Medical Model
Medication
Meditation
Meetings
Mental Health Technician
Meperidine
Mescaline
Metabolic Tolerance
Metabolism
Metabolism Of Drugs
Methadone
Methadone Maintenance
Methamphetamine
Methaqualone
Miaow Miaow
Mind
Mind/Body Therapy
Misuse
Monkey On My Back
Monotherapy
Motivation
MPTP
Mu Agonist
Mu Opioid Receptor
Mushrooms
Naloxone
Naltrexone
Narcolepsy
Narcotic
Narcotic Addict Treatment Act (NATA)
Narcotics
Narcotics Anonymous
Negative Reinforcement
Neurotransmitter
Newcomer
Nickel Bag
Nicotine Cessation
Nitrous Oxide
Nod
Nonopioid
Normie
Obsession
Office Based Opioid Treatment
Old-Timer
Opana
Open-Label Study
Operant Conditioning
Opiate Intoxication
Opiate Receptors
Opiates
Opioid Dependence
Opioid Epidemic
Opioid Full Agonist
Opioid Partial Agonist
Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Opioids
Opiophobia
Opium
Organic Solvents
Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient Treatment Program
Over The Counter Drugs
Overdose
Oxycodone
OxyContin
Pain
Painkillers
Palladone
Paranoid Schizophrenia
Parkinson’s Disease
Partial Agonists
Pathological Gambling
PCP
Peer Support
Pep Pills
Perception
Percocet
Percodan
Peyote
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacology
Pharmacotherapy
Pharming Party
Phencyclidine
Pity Potty
Placebo
Placebo Effect
Poly Drug Abuse
Polydrug Dependence
Polysubstance Abuse
Positive Reinforcement
Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
Pre-Employment
Precipitated Withdrawal
Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription Drug Misuse
Prescription Drugs
Prevention
Primary Disease
Primary Reinforcers
Primary Treatment
Problem Drinking
Probuphine
Prognosis
Program
Progression
Prohibition
Pseudo-Opioid Resistance
Pseudoaddiction
Psilocybin
Psychedelic
Psychedelic Drug
Psychiatrist
Psychoactive
Psychoactive Drug
Psychodrama
Psychological
Psychological Dependence
Psychopharmacology
Psychosis
Psychosocial Therapy
Psychotherapeutics
Psychotherapy
Psychotic Episodes
Psychotropic Drug
Psychotropic Substance
Quaalude
Quart
Quarter
Quarter Oz
Quinine
Rage
Random Testing
Rapid Detox
Re-up
Receptors and Addiction
Recidivism
Recovery
Recreational Use
Refractory Depression
Rehab Centres
Rehab Clinics
Rehabilitate
Rehabilitation Center
Rehabilitation SA
Rehabilitation UK
Rehabilitation Unit
Reinforcement
Relapse
Relapse Prevention
Remission
Remoxy
Replacement Therapy
Research
Resentment
Residential Treatment
Residential Treatment Center
Respiratory Depression
Reverse Tolerance
ReVia
Reward
Rock
Rock Bottom
Rohypnol
Roofies
Route of Administration
Run
Rush
Sally in the Alley
SAMHSA
Score
Screening
Seconal
Sedative
Self-Esteem
Self-Help
Self-Help Group
Selfishness (Self-Centeredness)
Semi-Synthetic
Sensitization
Seratonin
Serenity
Service Work
Sex Addiction
Sexual Abuse
Short-Acting Opioids
Short-Term Effects
Short-Term Memory
Shortcomings
Side Effects
Sinsemilla
Sketch
Snorting
Sober
Sobriety
Social Model
Solution
Space Balling
Speed Ball
Spiritual
Spiritual Awakening
Spirituality
Sponsor
Steroids
Stigma
Stimulant
Stimulants
Stimulus
Stoned
Stop
Stop Drinking
Straight
Stroke
Strung Out
Sublingual
Suboxone
Suboxone Film
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Facility
Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Dependence
Subutex
Support Group
Suppression
Symptomatic Drinking
Syndrome
Synergism
Synthesize
Synthetic
Synthetic Opiates
Teener
Teetotaler
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC
Thai Sticks
THC
The Joint
Thebaine
Theobromine
Theophylline
Therapeutic Communities
Therapeutic Community
Therapeutic Dependence
Therapeutic Recreation
Therapist
Therapy
Thiamine
Titrate
Titration
Tolerance
Topiramate
Tough Love
Toxic
Toxicity
Tranquilizers
Tranquillizer
Transdermal Absorption
Transitional Living
Trauma
Trauma Therapy
Treatment
Treatment Centers
Treatment Centre
Treatment Plan
Trigger
Triggers
Twelve Steps
Tylox
Unmanageable
Uppers
Upps
Urges
UROD
User
Valium
Values
Values Clarification
Vicodin
Victim or Volunteer?
Vivitrol
Wernicke-Korsakoff’s Syndrome
What are AA Meetings?
What are Rehabs?
What is a Drug?
What is Alcoholism?
Whippets
Whiskey Nose
Whoonga
Wired
Withdrawal
Withdrawal Syndrome
Working Memory
X
Xanax
Y.E.T
Yaba
Yoga
Z
Zero Tolerance
Zolpidem

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