Slide 1

  • A state of relying on or being sustained by something

  • Dependence is a normal human experience. Most of us are dependent to a greater or lesser extent on something

  • Society tends to view drug dependence as something quite different from other everyday behaviours

Slide 2

Understanding the normality of dependence is important to:
  • developing relationships with young people with AOD issues

  • dispel some of myths surrounding dependence with your client group, parents and the wider population