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Addiction can occur without physical dependence; consider coc aine or methamphetamine both have little outwardly apparent withdrawal syndrome but addiction to either can devastate lives. Non-substance addictions such as gambling, sex or internet also have no physical dependence. What is common to all these addictions is the unnatural cravings that prompt the compulsive behaviors.
Physical dependence can occur without addiction; this is the common experience of most chronic pain patients who are able to take their opioid medication as prescribed for pain but don't develop the uncontrollable compulsion and loss of control. A desire to avoid withdrawal is not addiction.
Addiction and Dependence DSM-V -Charles P. O'Brien, M.D.
I know it is derived from it. And I know it leads people to seek heroin.
originally posted by: sheeplenwolvesclothing
a reply to: reldra
Like heroin? just fyi, it is heroin... it is an opioid which is a derivative of such... many opiate pill users have started using heroin since it is about the same but hella cheaper, happened to me, happened to tons in south fl and nationwide... (thank God and only him that I was able to kick both...) nasty addiction that is ruining many lives. burn pharma burn!!!
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
Not gonna lie, didn't read the article yet, but this seems to be sensationalism at work. How many will truly be given this as a kid? Probably not many. It has uses for schizophrenia, autism, and getting people off opiates. Opiates don't directly work on oxytocin, they were on the gaba receptor. It's different. Not sure people would go from a drug like this to slamming heroine.