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social drift theory (hypothesis)

the attempt to explain the relationship between social classand serious mental illness by suggesting that those who areseriously mentally ill 'drift' down the socio-economicscale.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.