Addiction Vs Dependency

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There is definitely a difference between an addiction and a dependency. It is true that addiction is not a choice and that drugs alter one's mine; however, the line between a dependency and an addiction is drawn when one cannot "physically" or "psychologically" go without. I agree with the statement you made about things other than drugs, such as television, also falling into the category of dependence. We sometimes only think of addiction/dependence as the overuse or abuse of drugs while disregarding matters such as gambling, pornography, and even food consumption. To answer your starting question, a person could possible know their addicted or dependent upon a substance if the display symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, uncontrollable

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