What is the difference between psychological dependence and addiction?
Posted Jan 06 2010 12:00am
There is a wide gray area between PD and addiction. For example, some heavy users of marijuana suffer withdrawal when they stop using, which qualifies them as addicted. Others have no overt physical symptoms, but become psychologically disturbed.
As far as treatment is concerned, there is no real difference, apart from the possible need to detox from an addictive substance.