The fact that not everyone who smokes or drinks, or is prescribed opiates, becomes addicted does not alter the fact that all these drugs are capable of causing addiction or physical dependence. The risk of addiction is directly related to the frequency of use and the quantity consumed. The existence of ex-users is quite irrelevant to the question of addiction.
Dr PETER V TABERNER
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medical Sciences
University of BristolReuse content