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Tolerance
A state in which the body’s tissue cells adjust to the presence of a drug. The term “tolerance” refers to a state in which the body becomes used to the presence of a drug in given amounts and eventually fails to respond to ordinarily effective dosages. Therefore, larger doses are necessary to produce desired effects.


Twelve Step Programs
A process of abstinence taken from the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous used by millions of alcoholics/addicts as a starting point into a new life. The steps represent an admittance to ones self that he/she has a problem with alcohol/drug abuse, a cleansing process of shame, guilt, and resentments, a character building process, an amending process and a process of giving back for the new life that one has received.