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What Is Psychological Dependence?

When people think of dependence, they often think of physical dependence on something. For instance, when someone is dependent on drugs or alcohol, their body often reacts violently and painfully to the lack of their substance of choice. This person has grown physically dependent on substances. Without a continual intake, they will begin to experience…

Stressed out man asks 'what is psychological dependence?

What Is Psychological Dependence?

A lot of people who are learning about addiction ask: what is psychological dependence? This is because a lot of literature focuses more on physical dependence. Although physical dependence is one reason why people continue to use drugs, it’s not the only one. What Is Psychological Dependence? A psychological dependence is an emotional, compulsive need…