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Are all drugs addictive?

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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

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.

Answered 3/4/2014

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Dr. Marianna Post answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Depends: If you are talking about narcotics than yes. They all are addictive more or less.

Answered 11/10/2020

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