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What Is Psychological Dependence?

When people talk about the negative impacts of substance abuse, much of the discussion centers on addiction and physical dependence problems. But psychological dependence is another major factor involved in excessive drinking or drug use. Though physical and psychological dependence is interrelated, they are not the same thing. Abuse of drugs or alcohol leads to…

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The Differences Between Dependence, Abuse, and Addiction of Prescription Drugs

When someone misuses prescription drugs, it may cause dependence, addiction, or abuse. These three problems are related, but subtle differences among them exist. All three can cause serious disruptions in a person’s daily life and require professional attention. A recovery center needs to identify the extent of the client’s problem to choose a treatment plan…