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    Tertiary prevention
    a type of intervention in which the goal is to prevent relapse in an individual following recovery in a drug-treatment program.

    Therapeutic communities
    living environments for individuals in treatment for heroin and other drug abuse, where they learn social and psychological skills needed to lead a drug-free life.

    Tolerance
    the capacity of a drug to produce a gradually diminished physical or psychological effect upon repeated administrations of the drug at the same dose level.

    Toxicity
    the physical or psychological harm that a drug might present the user.

    Tricyclic antidepressant
    a class of first-generation antidepressant drugs. Brand names include Elavil, Norpramin, and Tofranil.

    Typical antipsychotic drugs
    a majority of available antipsychotic medications, all of which are associated with the possibility of Parkinson’s-like side effects

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