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Important Definitions

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Using drugs with abuse potential can lead to several problems/disorders including addiction, abuse, misuse, tolerance and more. It is crucial to understand the difference between these disorders to guide diagnosis and management.

Keywords

Addiction Abuse Misuse Tolerance Dependence Diversion Pseudo-addiction Self-medication Coping Withdrawal Substance use disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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