PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE

A dependence on psycho-active substances. The psychological aspect of the dependency may be as strong or even much stronger than any physiological dependency. This view places psychological dependency as the leading culprit in an addict's relapse.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: "Her psychological dependence on alcohol was far more powerful than any physiological craving."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychological-dependence/ (accessed January 24, 2020).
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