Unformatted text preview: dose is re-administered results in need for ever increasing doses to get the same desired effect (e.g., 4 beers for a social drinker causes same impairment as 15 beers for alcoholic) Withdrawal – emergence of specific symptoms when drug is NOT taken (e.g., shakes, delirium tremens – hallucinations in alcoholic) Both tolerance and withdrawal reflect the body’s effort to compensate for the disturbances in homeostasis produced by drug. Both tolerance and withdrawal increase the likelihood of further drug administration....
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- Summer '09
- brain damage, Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, Addiction Addiction Abuse