AMPHETAMINE DEPENDENCE

a group of mental, attitudinal, and physiological indicators of ongoing use of an amphetamine or similar compound regardless of the extreme problems associated with it. There is a trend of regularly occurring consumption causing the person to become tolerant of the drug. Typical indicators of use will fade at such a time that withdrawal occurs, and a relentless desire to keep using persists.

AMPHETAMINE DEPENDENCE: "Amphetamine dependence is more common than most think and doesn't take long to develop after someone's initial exposure to the substance."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMPHETAMINE DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amphetamine-dependence/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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