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Explain about figuring out or deciphering addiction?
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dependence
You must clarify the definition.
Dependence is generally the physiological and psychological need for a substance based on frequent/chronic use. Dependence is not necessarily pathologic - it's simply a known result. Addiction however is defined as a pathological outworking of dependence. Said another way, addiction is dependence that leads to inappropriate behaviors (drug seeking, theft etc).

In brief: Dependence
You must clarify the definition.
Dependence is generally the physiological and psychological need for a substance based on frequent/chronic use. Dependence is not necessarily pathologic - it's simply a known result. Addiction however is defined as a pathological outworking of dependence. Said another way, addiction is dependence that leads to inappropriate behaviors (drug seeking, theft etc).
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Change of habits
Many times, when someone develops a drug addiction, the drug is what becomes most important to them in their lives.
They will often stop at nothing to get their drugs, and they might even become withdrawn from the rest of the world unless they find a way to incorporate their drug addiction into the world.

In brief: Change of habits
Many times, when someone develops a drug addiction, the drug is what becomes most important to them in their lives.
They will often stop at nothing to get their drugs, and they might even become withdrawn from the rest of the world unless they find a way to incorporate their drug addiction into the world.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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