What is physiological dependence?

What Is Physiological Dependence?

Physiological dependence can happen with the chronic use of most drugs—including many types of prescription drugs, even when they are taken as instructed by a physician. Thus, physical dependence does not necessarily constitute addiction. This distinction can be difficult to discern, especially regarding prescribed pain medications, for which needing increasing dosages can represent tolerance. This…

The Science of Psychological Dependence

The Science of Psychological Dependence

For someone who doesn’t suffer from an addiction, it’s easy to think, “Anyone can quit with the right willpower.” The reality is that it’s not that simple. Physical and psychological dependence make it nearly impossible to quit without help. Sure, ending physical dependence is possible with an intensive detoxification process. However, the main reason people…

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Myths About Drugs

There is always an air of mystery that surrounds drugs. Some of this mystery comes from people spreading myths about drugs that they know nothing about. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge makes it difficult for people to protect themselves against drugs. Below are a few myths that everyone should know. At Crestview Recovery, we help…