“Addiction requires the continued use of opioids despite harmful consequences on someone’s life. Addiction involves a psychological preoccupation to obtain and use opioids above and beyond a physical dependence. But someone who is physically dependent on opioids as a result of the treatment of pain but who is not craving the drugs is not addicted.”

https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2019/2/6/fda-patients-dependent-on-opioids-are-not-addicted

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