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chemical dependency

Syllabification: chem·i·cal de·pend·en·cy

Definition of chemical dependency in English:

noun

Addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine.
Example sentences
  • 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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