Definitions for "Psychological dependence"
Habitual substance use, despite consequences, and a compulsive need to continue using the drug. go to glossary index
Pattern of compulsive drug use characterized by a continued craving for an opioid and the need to use the opioid for effects other than pain relief.
Compulsion to use a drug for its pleasurable effects.
Keywords:  posi, tive, psychoactive, avoid, sense
a subjective sense of need for a specific psychoactive substance, to experience its posi-tive effects or to avoid the negative effects associated with stopping its use.