Although similar, addiction and dependency are quite different.
A sarcastic phrase that says a whole lot about the person saying it.
Life changes drastically when you go from healthy to chronically ill or injured.
More often than not, the answer is no.
I switched from cigarettes to e-cigs, but did I really "quit" smoking?
There's really no comparison between acute pain/illness and chronic.
Without finding the cause of someone's addiction, we'll never find the cure.