Abstinenceorientated treatment

Treatment where the abstinence from all alcohol and drug taking is one of the main rules. These rulings often includes all use of psy-chopharmacological products. The term is used to differ these treatment program from those working with medications and/or maintenance programs such as methadone maintenance. The idea behind these rules is that the roots of drug-taking disorders is to be found in the personality and that it is easy to shift from a drug abuse to an alcohol or pill-abuse These principles applies to most therapeutic communities even though they sometimes can be modified to meet individual needs. Abstinent alcoholic An alcoholic who no longer drinks alcoholic beverages, one whose alcoholism is in remission. The term often used within Alcoholics Anonymous to point out the view that alcoholism is a chronic disease and that moderate drinking is impossible when you are an alcoholic. Abstract Colloquial term for LSD on paper. Abstraktum German colloquial term for LSD on paper.

Abtornen German colloquial term for getting high on drugs.

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