RCW 48.46.355 - 'Chemical dependency' defined

Cite as:RCW 48.46.355
Currency:Current through Chapter 3, 2019 Regular Session
 
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For the purposes of RCW 48.46.350, "chemical dependency" means an illness characterized by a physiological of psychological dependency, or both, on a controlled substance regulated under chapter 69.50 RCW and/or alcoholic beverages. It is further characterized by a frequent or intense pattern of pathological use to the extent the user exhibits a loss of self-control over the amount and circumstances of use; develops symptoms of tolerance or physiological and/or psychological withdra...

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