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What Is Polysubstance Abuse Disorder?

Polysubstance abuse disorder occurs when a person develops a physical dependence on multiple dangerous chemicals (causing impairment, pain, and distress) that can result in death due to overdose. This dependence can occur with or without the person’s knowledge, making this condition particularly unnerving. Chemical dependency is complicated enough when there is only one substance involved.…