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The Woman and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances (substances that when taken affect mental processes, e.g. cognition), including alcohol, tobacco, over-the counter, unprescribed or illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome – a cluster of behavioral, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically …

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