Dr. Thomas Kline, MD, PhD: Myth 11: Addiction and Dependency are the same thing

False, they are not the same thing, by any means. we need a new word for dependency. It’s like snow, and there are many types. The main dependency that is confused is the one that is during drug withdraw. The new word is biochemical interdependence.

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  1. Thank you so much for your work in setting the record straight! After 10 years of pain control on the correct dose of opiates, I now have to struggle to get out of bed and do anything due to having my dosage cut in half. I am getting ready to move and am fearful of not being able to find a doctor who will even prescribe my current dosage of opiates and am not sure what I will do if I am left without any pain control at all. Too many people like me are suffering at the hands of people who just don’t care!

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