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The Term Addiction Shouldn't be Taken Lightly. shadows721

Posted by HIBA on September 2, 2003, at 0:25:04

In reply to Re: withdrawal from Klonopin, posted by shadows721 on August 29, 2003, at 11:32:05

Like many others in this great forum, I also extend my sympathy to you. But the term "addiction" should not be taken lightly. When we use a word to define something, we should be careful enough to not to cause any harm to anyone with our words. The term "addiction" can be terrorizing to an already overanxious patient and the same reason will be sufficient for him to refuse the treatment. None of us really want to be called as "addicts". We would rather prefer to be "dependent"

If it is withdrawal symptoms that ensure a drug the label "addictive" almost all drugs deserve that label. Abrupt cessation of beta blockers will sometimes cause myocardial infarction which is fatal than a convulsion. But beta blockers are not being labelled as addictive drugs. If the availability of benzos on the streets is what make them addictive, viagra should also be an addictive drug.(the cheap version of viagra is also available on streets of many countries)

I will again stick to my statement. "It is mere medico-politics that plays behind benzo-controversy"
HIBA


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