Drug Dependent?

by Shannene

Why is it called drug dependent?

Need vs Crave

by: Ned Wicker

Dear Shannene,
A simple way to distinguish drug dependence is to understand that in certain cases, a person will “need” to take the drug in order to function.

An alcoholc might have the shakes and they take a drink in order to fuction. A person addicted to heroin or another type of opiate just wants to feel “normal,” or someone addicted to Xanax must take the drug in order to avoid seisures. That is a physical dependance on the drug.

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