This just reminds me that there is a stark difference between Dependence, as it exists in the DSM, and addiction as exists in the world. This "new" information is obvious to anyone who didn't live in a cave during their early 20s. It sure is possible to grow out of dependence, IMO, based on what I've seen and lived. Not so much Addiction based on what I've seen and lived. The probl;em is you can;t suss out the difference, and abstinence for a dependent is less harmful than "moderation" for an addict.

Everyone who lives with this stuff knows this, and knows the difference.

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