Dependence is caused by changes in the body as a result of constant exposure to a drug. The words dependence and addiction are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences between the two. In medical terms, dependence specifically refers to a physical condition in which the body has adapted to the presence of a drug. Dependence is characterized by the symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal. While it is possible to have a physical dependence without being addicted, addiction is usually right around the corner. The following are types of dependence, they are
· Physical Dependence
· Alcohol dependence
· Opioid dependence
· Hallucinogen dependence
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