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Chemical Dependence

  • Raymond C. Anderson


The term chemical dependence can be applied to any drug or substance which man may become physically or psychologically addicted to or dependent on. The nature of availability of these chemicals changes constantly and has significant regional variation. Many chemicals now used and abused were unavailable 1015 years ago. Chemicals abused also change in popularity as evidenced by the adolescent population’s increasing use of alcohol during the 1970s and 1980s compared with the adolescent and early adult chemical use during the 1950s and 1960s.


Accidental Death Alcoholic Anonymous Lysergic Acid Chemical Dependency Employee Assistance Program 
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