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What do people with drug dependence look like?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Maladaptive pattern: A web of deceit, cover-ups, and detachment from a sense of self escalate. Harmful consequences can be external (e.g., loss of employment, auto accidents) or internal (e.g., detachment, depression, lack of ability to feel or concentrate). There may also be physical consequences such as illness, hypertension and memory loss.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Like anyone: People who are drug dependent present in many different ways. They can range from teens to geriatric population, very high to very low functioning. I have treated all types of people who are drug dependent.

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