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Glossary beginning with L

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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LICSWsearch for term

LICSWi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - Clinical or Psychiatric Social Worker with MSW/DSW/PhD plus two to three years of post-master's supervised clinical experience. Does not have Prescription Privilege.

LICSWAsearch for term

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Advanced - studies include MSW/DSW/PhD plus two to three years of post-master's supervised clinical experience.
LICSWAi do not have Prescription Privilege

LMFTsearch for term

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Counselori/Psychotherapist (Masters) - Usually has MA/MS/MC plus 2-3 years of post-master's supervised clinical experience.
Does not have Prescription Privilege.

LMFTAsearch for term

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with MA or higher

LMHCsearch for term

Licensed Mental Health Counselori - Counselor/Psychotherapist (Masters) normally has MA/MS/MC plus 2-3 years of post-master's supervised clinical experience.
Does not have Prescription Privilege

LMHCAsearch for term

Licensed Mental Health Counselori Associate and usually has a MA or higher

LSWA-Asearch for term

Licensed Social Worker Advanced, Independent Clinical Associate with MA or higher working towards full licensure

LAAM Treatmentsearch for term

LAAM A very long-lasting opiate agonist recently approved for the treatment of opiate addiction.
LAAM (Levomethadyl acetate) works very much like methadone. LAAM and methadone are both synthetic opiates, and when given to opiate-dependent drug users, they both take away feelings of withdrawal and drug cravings. They also both block opiate receptors, limiting the effects of other opiate drugs.

Methadone and LAAM are both currently available for the treatment of opiate addiction.
LAAM lasts longer and can be taken on alternate days, while methadone must be taken daily.

Long term memorysearch for term

Long term memoryi are enduring memories about people, places, things, and events such as the last time you used drugs, or what happen when you were drunk.

Long-term effects search for term

Long-term effects are seen when a drug is used repeatedly over weeks, months, or years. These effects may outlast drug use and often times lead to relapse.

LSDsearch for term

LSDi is a hallucinogenic drug with psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects which can include altered thinking processes, closed and open eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences that acts on the serotonin receptor.

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