(A) As used in this chapter:
(1) "Alcoholism" means the chronic and habitual use of alcoholic beverages by an individual to the extent that the individual no longer can control the individual's use of alcohol or endangers the health, safety, or welfare of the individual or others.
(2) "Alcoholic" means a person suffering from alcoholism.
(3) "Drug addiction" means the use of a drug of abuse, as defined in section 3719.011 of the Revised Code, by an individual to the extent that the individual becomes physically or psychologically dependent on the drug or endangers the health, safety, or welfare of the individual or others.
(4) "Alcohol and drug addiction services" means services, including intervention, for the treatment of alcoholics or persons who abuse drugs of abuse and for the prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction.
(5) "Alcohol and drug addiction program" means a program that provides alcohol or drug addiction services and includes a facility or entity that operates such a program.
(6) "Gambling addiction" means the use of gambling by an individual to the extent that it causes psychological, financial, emotional, marital, legal, or other difficulties endangering the health, safety, or welfare of the individual or others.
(7) "Gambling addiction services" means services for the treatment of persons who have a gambling addiction and for the prevention of gambling addiction.
(B) Any reference in this chapter to a board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services also refers to an alcohol and drug addiction services board in a service district in which an alcohol and drug addiction services board has been established under section 340.021 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989; 03-23-2005