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DRUG ABUSE

Abuse and addiction have been defined and redefined by several organizations over the past 35 years. The reason for these revisions and disagreements is that abuse and addiction are behavioural syndromes that exist along a continuum from minimal use to abuse to addictive use. While tolerance and physical dependence are biological phenomena that can be [...]

ALKOHOL, TAKE IT OR NOT

Although the public often views alcoholic drinks as stimulating, ethanol primarily is a CNS depressant. Ingestion of moderate amounts of ethanol, like that of other depressants such as barbiturates and benzodiazepines, can have anti-anxiety actions and produce behavioural disinhibition at a wide range of dosages. Individual signs of intoxication vary from expansive and vivacious affect [...]