Dependence vs. Addiction: Is There a Difference?

A woman sits on a couch with her knees pulled into her chest. She looks pensively out the window.

The words “addiction” and “dependence” are often used interchangeably, but it’s important to understand they have very different meanings for people who struggle with drugs and alcohol. It’s also important to understand those differences so you can get the right kind of treatment for your condition. What is addiction? The American Society of Addiction Medicine […]