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Glossary beginning with P

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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Percocetsearch for term

Percoceti® is a brand name for a mix of active ingredients oxycodone, a narcotic (opiate) pain medication (analgesic), and acetaminophen (a non-narcotic pain medication), which relieves pain better than either medication taken alone.
Oxycodone ( see Oxycodone) acts on the central nervous system and smooth muscle tissue, slowing the central nervous system. 
 

Percodansearch for term

Percodani® is the trade Name for a preparation of aspirin and oxycodone. See Oxycodone

PhD/PsyDsearch for term

Licensed Psychologist Clinical Psychologist - License as PhD/PsyDi, Does not have prescription privileges.

Physical dependencesearch for term

Physical dependencei is when a person can not function normally without the continued use of a drug and when the drug or alcohol use is discontinued they experience from mild to high level of discomfort.

PPACAsearch for term

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Coined name as Obama Care

Psychiatristsearch for term

Licensed Psychiatristi has Prescription Privilege and unlike other mental health professionals, psychiatry is regulated by by the American medical association, "AMA" regulating doctors of all specialties.
Studies include MD/DO; the education and training requirements for psychiatry are set by the ACGME and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Physicians who pass the examination are granted board certification, which is a prerequisite to subspecialty certification.

Psychosissearch for term

Psychosisi is a mental health illness that prevents people from being able to distinguish between the real world and the imaginary world. Symptoms include hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t really there, or delusions, irrational thoughts and have enhance fears.

Paranoid Schizophrenia search for term

"Paranoid Schizophrenia" is the suffering from addiction to various stimulants are subject to this disease, which gives the sufferer delusions and hallucinations from the abuse of certain drugs.

Problem Drinkingsearch for term

Problem Drinkingi is an informal term describing a pattern of drinking associated with life problems prior to establishing a definitive diagnosis of alcoholism.
It is also coined as an umbrella term for any harmful use of alcohol, including alcoholism.

Program search for term

Program is short for either the AA program or any alcohol and/or drug program. “Are you in the program?” while speaking about the topics of drugs or alcohol is another way of asking if you are sober.

Psychopathssearch for term

Psychopathsi make up about 1 percent of the general population and as much as 25 percent of male offenders in federal correctional settings, according to the researchers. Psychopaths are typically profoundly selfish and lack emotion. "In lay terms, psychopaths seem to have little or no 'conscience.

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