Posted by AuntieMel on February 22, 2005, at 14:55:51
In reply to Re: Name change? » TamaraJ, posted by fires on February 22, 2005, at 13:54:37
I consider addiction to be a physical need for whatever chemical. And I consider withdrawal the process and pain of getting that chemical out of the body.
A person can easily be addicted to something and not exhibit 'addictive behaviours.' I was (to hear tell) addicted to booze, but I never stole anything, missed work or got into any legal trouble. My productivity at work was actually higher than it is now.
But - to keep it administrative - I think Dinah's 'medication withdrawal' hits the best of both. The instant recognition of the word 'withdrawal' along with 'medication' to show it isn't about substance abuse.