Entry from US English dictionary
Addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine.
- Alcohol consumption and chemical dependency is discouraged.
- The law also includes a mandated benefit for treatment for chemical dependency, including alcoholism, up to insurer-specified dollar or visit limits.
- My wife was an alcoholic with her own chemical dependencies.
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