C. K. HIMMELSBACH, M.D.
Drug addiction is a condition in which an individual has become sufficiently subject to an effect of a drug that he can no longer exert adequate self-control with regard to its continued use. Consequently, a separation of the patient from the drug is essential to successful treatment for drug addiction, no matter whether it has been established to opiates, marijuana, barbiturates, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, or to any other drug or combination. The various drug addictions differ from one another in the manner and extent to which they confer tolerance, habituation, and physical dependence. Tolerance is the term used to denote
HIMMELSBACH CK. THE MORPHINE ABSTINENCE SYNDROME, ITS NATURE AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:829–839. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-829
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