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are all drugs addictive?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Addiction definition: People can become psychologically dependent on any drug – or anything else for that matter. This means that the person using drugs feels they cannot cope or face the world unless they are under the influence of drugs. In contrast people can only become physically dependent on certain drugs. Physical dependency results from the repeated, heavy use of drugs like heroin, tranquillisers and alcohol.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: If you are talking about narcotics than yes. They all are addictive more or less.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a non-addictive drug?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Non addictive drug: Yes there are a multitude of non-addictive drugs. In fact the overwhelming number of drugs are non-addictive. Concerning your question, there may be a non-addictive drug for the condition you have and it depends on the condition.
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What is the worst and most addictive drug of all?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Nicotine and alcohol: Nicotine and alcohol are the most toxic drugs and cause the most damage to those who use them and their families.
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Is heroine the most addictive drug?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: If we measure addictiveness as the ratio of compulsive users of a substance over total users of that substance, it is probably nicotine.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is hydros a very dangerous & addictive drug?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hydrocodone: Yes. Don't do something foolish with them.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some addictive drugs? What makes a drug addictive?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not a simple ?: Addiction has become more of a legal and social term. Medically, we speak of "substance use disorders." Drugs which cause physical dependency are alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, some other sedatives, and opioid pain medication, and all can also lead to addiction. Amphetamines, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants may not cause physical dependency, but compulsive use can constitute addiction.

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