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Unformatted text preview: experience physical pain from bodily organ disfunction. When addiction is used as a clinical term it is referencing a illness that a progression of a disease. A point of confustion for chemical dependency treatment professionals from other addictions can create problems by trying to understand if the patient may be dependent on a chemical through contineous exposure or would be out of habit due to the complusive behavior. It would be difficult to treat a patient with multiple addictions because it would hard to identify the underlying problem. If the patient maybe dependent on the chemical or just fulfilling a need or a habit. It some cases it may be easier to treat if one's body isn't physically dependent. But the problem would be what to treat first, either the chemical dependency or the other addiction problem....
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- Spring '09