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What are the core symptoms of dependence v addiction?

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Dr. Richard Malen
Psychiatry
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In brief: Addiction dependence

Dependence is often used interchangably with addiction.
However, addiction implies uncontrolled use of a substance along with the typical tolerance and withdrawal symptoms of dependence.

In brief: Addiction dependence

Dependence is often used interchangably with addiction.
However, addiction implies uncontrolled use of a substance along with the typical tolerance and withdrawal symptoms of dependence.
Dr. Richard Malen
Dr. Richard Malen
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dependence vs

Addiction: dependence means that the body has adjusted to the effects of a medication and does not indicate addiction.
Addition is a persistent pattern of inappropriate use of a substance that causes negative consequences for the person.

In brief: Dependence vs

Addiction: dependence means that the body has adjusted to the effects of a medication and does not indicate addiction.
Addition is a persistent pattern of inappropriate use of a substance that causes negative consequences for the person.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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