CBD is not addictive and has a low likelihood of producing physical dependence. This is especially important when comparing CBD to prescription analgesics or anti-anxiety medications like benzodiazepine drugs or opioids. However, CBD can become habit-forming as people learn to rely on the supplement as a source of relief from their symptoms, which is different from physical addiction. In physical addiction, the body loses the ability to maintain homeostasis without the drug, which can cause severe withdrawal symptoms when the drug is no longer in the system. This does not happen with CBD. If you stop taking CBD, even after many years, the worst that happens is your symptoms may re-appear. There are even studies that show CBD can be used to treat addiction to other substances.