drug dependent person

(q) The term “drug dependent person” means a person who is using a controlled substance (as defined in section 802 of title 21 ) and who is in a state of psychic or physical dependence, or both, arising from the use of that substance on a continuous basis. Drug dependence is characterized by behavioral and other responses which include a strong compulsion to take the substance on a continuous basis in order to experience its psychic effects or to avoid the discomfort caused by its absence.


42 USC § 201(q)

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