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What is the key characteristic of substance dependence?

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Asked: 2018-02-19 15:13:32
I’ve noticed quite a few changes in my best friend recently and I think she may have become addicted to some prescription meds her doctor gave her. She always seems a bit twitchy now. What characteristics should I look for?


Answered: 2018-02-19 20:03:10

There’s often not just one characteristic of substance dependence but you saying that she’s twitchy means you have already noticed something. If she acts like she NEEDS the meds in any way, that is a sure sign that she has become dependent on them.


Answered: 2018-02-20 06:45:53

When someone is dependent on drugs, there’s not really one characteristic that can demonstrate that but her being a bit twitchy is certainly an indicator. Are there changes in her appearance, such as weight loss? Is she having any other problems in life?

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