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What does the term physical addiction mean?

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Asked: 2018-01-29 17:03:03
I’m really worried about my friend cos she’s been taking pain meds over the past few years after a sports injury, and now she’s told me that she’s physically addicted. What does she mean?


Answered: 2018-01-30 06:25:21

If she’s been taking them awhile then her body has now gained a dependence on them to function. So, basically her body reacts when it doesn’t have them, and not in a good way. It makes her feel very ill indeed.


Answered: 2018-01-31 05:06:02

Being physically addicted mean that her body’s cells basically are so used to the meds that it feels like it needs them. So, when she doesn’t have them for a period, the body goes into withdrawal, which is painful.

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