Drug Addict vs. Drug Dependency?

Question by SweetPea: Drug addict vs. drug dependency?
What is the difference between a “drug addict,” and someone who is dependent on medications for a condition? Fact or personal opinion is fine.

Best answer:

Answer by woowooowoooowoooooo
my guess is a drug addict is someone who has the need for wants for drugs…. drug dependency is someone who doesn’t take it will have a issue… but who knows

Answer by booshua
The addict chose to take the drugs the first time.

The dependent was prescribed them.

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