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How can you become addicted to painkiller pills?
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management
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In brief: Which medicine?
Opiate pain relievers frequently cause physical dependence.
The difference between dependence and addiction is often confusing. Dependence means that if you stop the medication abruptly, you'll have withdrawal symptoms. Often this is nausea, diarrhea, sweating, misery, and is temporary. Addiction is a psychiatric diagnosis and, although similar has different meanings.

In brief: Which medicine?
Opiate pain relievers frequently cause physical dependence.
The difference between dependence and addiction is often confusing. Dependence means that if you stop the medication abruptly, you'll have withdrawal symptoms. Often this is nausea, diarrhea, sweating, misery, and is temporary. Addiction is a psychiatric diagnosis and, although similar has different meanings.
Dr. David Teicheira
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Addicited
Using the meds in a manner not prescribed.
Also using them when you do not need them.

In brief: Addicited
Using the meds in a manner not prescribed.
Also using them when you do not need them.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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