Let's Define "Addiction" - page 2

Voltaire There is a lot of importance placed on the definition of "addiction" when discussing pain management for chronic pain. I tend to use the definition that goes: "Physical and Psychological dependence" but there are... Read More

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    What I disagree with is the kind of sloppy, prejudiced and ignorant thinking on the part of the intern that her escalating home doses of dilaudid and her behavior when in pain = a drug addict. This is why she refused to reconsider the pain orders.
    That's "thinking" with blinders on. You expect more from medical people but you don't always get more. The vast majority of medical folks I've worked with have more sense than that.

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