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An i addictive to painkillers ? How can I tell?

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Dr. Marshall Bedder
Pain Management
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In brief: Short answer

Addiction is : 1.
Loss of control. You can't stop taking them. 2. Use despite harm. Negative effects do not cause you to stop. Most people after long term use will also have: 1. Tolerance. Less and less effect 2. Withdrawal. A physiological response. See you doctor and ask him for assistance.

In brief: Short answer

Addiction is : 1.
Loss of control. You can't stop taking them. 2. Use despite harm. Negative effects do not cause you to stop. Most people after long term use will also have: 1. Tolerance. Less and less effect 2. Withdrawal. A physiological response. See you doctor and ask him for assistance.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.