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Re: AD poop out ItsHowdyDudyTime

Posted by Alan on November 28, 2002, at 17:37:39

In reply to AD poop out, posted by ItsHowdyDudyTime on November 27, 2002, at 20:52:52

Tolerance is a term used with drugs of addiction...alcohol, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, etc. With drugs of physical addiction, you need more and more drug to maintain the effect, this is due to "tolerance" and is well established in medical literature.
> Howdy Doody

It is more appropriate to use the term "sustained medical dependence", as drugs of physical addiction abused by addicts are differentiated from others with dependence/withdrawal characteristics. Alcohol, cocaine, heroin, etc, are not being used strictly as a medicine.

For example, the vast majority of the panic disorder population taking bzd monotherapy long term, benzodiazapine levels remain constant or decrease over time, are not abused or "craved" to seek a high, and should not therefore be confused strictly speaking with addiction.

This is a good description by our own elizabeth:







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