Definition of chemical dependency in English:

chemical dependency

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

noun

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