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Glossary beginning with B

Most addicts and family members seeking help or treatment, know very little in the way of unique terms and phrases connected to addiction treatment and or sobriety.
The Rehab Guide has compiled a unique addiction glossary to help those individuals learn the terms needed to understand mental health, addiction and recovery related terms.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)search for term

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)i is defined by a number of characteristics including an unstable sense of identity, an strong fear of being abandoned or rejected Most people have some fear of being rejected or abandoned, at times feel unsure of how they are, and find their mood can swing surprisingly quickly - in BPD these issues are just more severe and you find it more difficult to cope with your ' emotions. People with BPD have generaly had very difficult experiences when they were children and typically never learnt to feel that they were loveable, acceptable or wanted or that other people could be trusted to meet their needs in a safe way. It is important to note, the borderline ‘traits’ are often present without meeting criteria for a full disorder. This means, for example, that you may have a strong fear of being abandoned or rejected but may not self harm or feel suicidal.

Bad Trip search for term

"Bad Trip" When the consumption of LSDi in the mid-1960s. contributes or inspires a reaction during the "trip" which can be classified as a negative experience. While the use of LSD is not that common in the 21st century because of it 's psychiatric ill effect.

Barbituratesearch for term

Barbituratei are drug within a family of depressants derived from barbituric acid and used as a sedative-hypnotic and anti epileptic medication depressant drug that cause relaxation and sleepiness, this medication is also know as downers.
Barbiturate abuse is a major addiction problem for many people.
A barbituate overdose can occur when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is life threatening.

Behavior Modificationsearch for term

Behavior modification is a treatment approach, based on the principles of operant conditioning, that replaces undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative reinforcement. Behavior modification is used to treat a variety of addiction problems.

Behavioral Tolerance search for term

"Behavioral Tolerancei" is due to chronic use of a particular drug, the user develops an ability to withstand the potency of the drug's effects.

Benzodiazepinessearch for term

Benzodiazepinesi are Drugsi of the sedative-hypnotic class. They have a calming effect that is widely used for treating anxiety. Examples include Xanaxi, Ativan, Valiumi, and Librium.
•Signs of chronic drug abuse can be very nonspecific and include changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. Warning signs in children include abrupt changes in mood or deterioration of school performance. Chronic abuse of benzodiazepines can lead to the following symptoms that mimic many of the indications for using them in the first place:
Anxiety, Insomnia, Anorexia, Headaches, Weakness and addiction.

Big Book search for term

The "Big Book" This is the name of the book and the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymousi that has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery

Binge Drinkingsearch for term

Binge drinking is a very dangerous practice of consuming large quantities of alcoholic beverages in a single session. Binge drinking carries a serious risk of harm, including alcohol poisoning and death.

Biochemical Restoration search for term

Biochemical Restoration is a new and resent type of treatment for alcoholism that involves Biochemical Renewal, Rational Emotive Therapy, Extensive Individual Work, and "Unique" Family Support. This method of treatment and recovery deals with alcoholism as if it is a disease.

Bipolar Disordersearch for term

One of the major effective emotional disorders in which periods of mania and periods of depression occur in the same individual is Bipolar Disorderi.
Also called manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is characterized by cyclical mood swings that alternate between periods of high activity and periods of depression. The duration of the cycles is unique to each individual.

Substance abusei is very common among people with bipolar disorder, but the reasons for this link are unclear.
Some people with bipolar disorder may try to treat their symptoms with alcohol or drugs. However, substance abuse may trigger or prolong bipolar symptoms, and the behavioral control problems associated with mania can result in a person drinking too much.

Borderline Personality Disordersearch for term

Borderline Personality Disorderi is a serious mental illness, include pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. Patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about themselves and others.

Bottomsearch for term

Hitting "Bottomi" is often referred to as the stoppage of an addict substance use due to an emergency associated with their addiction.

When only a few problems are associated with the crisis, the bottom is called a high bottom. If any severe problems are associated with the crisis, the bottom is called a low bottom. Bottom is a relative term that varies among people. One person may consider only one problem a good enough reason to stop substance abuse, while another person might think that having many of problems caused by substance abuse is still not a good enough reason to stop.

Boundariessearch for term

Boundariesi are limits that individuals set on behavior that they will and will not allow in their lives and/or homes. It is usually used to control a teen living at the home or after alcohol or drug treatment set by parents.

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