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Dependence means physical or physiological dependence, as indicated by tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. It is state of neuroadaptation that can occur after repeated substance use, whereby continued substance use is needed to prevent withdrawal symptom blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/iā€¦
I like that this article makes the difference between dependance and addiction. Just because someone is dependant on an opioid doesnt mean their addicted. There are many other drugs that if abruptly stopped will produce withdawal symptoms (antidepressants, antipsychotics,
Beta blockers,corticosteroids, gabapentin) just to name a few. But we don't call people who are on these drugs addicts, why do we do it with opioids?? Never understood that... #cpp #dependanceisNOTaddiction
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