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How can I tell if a person is addicted to prescription drugs?
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
In brief: Addiction diagnosis
It can be very difficult for the average person to tell if someone has an "addiction" problem vs.
Being just physically dependent on a medication. They are not the same thing. Addiction usually has dishonesty as a symptom. Best the individual be evaluated by a physician certified by the american society of addiction medicine (http://www.Asam.Org/).

In brief: Addiction diagnosis
It can be very difficult for the average person to tell if someone has an "addiction" problem vs.
Being just physically dependent on a medication. They are not the same thing. Addiction usually has dishonesty as a symptom. Best the individual be evaluated by a physician certified by the american society of addiction medicine (http://www.Asam.Org/).
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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