Ending my dependence on Marlboro Lights was cruel deprivation.
Some children have special needs, and their dependence on their mother produces a special bond.
And four million people self-report a dependence on the drug.
dependence de·pend·ence (dĭ-pěn'dəns)
The state of being dependent, as for support.
Subordination to someone or something needed or greatly desired.
A compulsive or chronic need; an addiction.