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addiction

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drug culture
addictionad‧dic‧tion /əˈdɪkʃən/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 MDDADDICTEDthe need to take a harmful drug regularly, without being able to stopdrug/heroin/alcohol etc addictionaddiction to addiction to alcohol2 a strong desire to do or have something regularly
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addictionTwenty-five percent were there for drug and alcohol addiction.Some weight problems are caused by an addiction to sugar and fat.Where is the dividing line between normal use and addiction?It is through changing them in a more fundamental way that the drugs cause addiction.Drug addiction is now the biggest social problem in American cities.drug addictionEventually she managed to overcome her addiction to alcohol.Initially, therefore, it is necessary to concentrate on the primary substance or process of addiction because this may be life-threatening.In her study of 496 heavy computer users, she said pathological gambling is the closest type of addiction.But it will not tell addiction professionals how to deal better with addicts and alcoholics.drug/heroin/alcohol etc addictionMany are afflicted by alcoholism, drug addiction, and depression.Twenty-five percent were there for drug and alcohol addiction.Black poverty remains; family breakdown, drug addiction and violence have worsened.Furthermore, because alcohol and other mood-altering chemicals are cross-addictive, we shall probably always have drug addiction as well.That included his descent into drug addiction and his relationship with his father, the Duke of Marlborough.The woman is understood to have a background of drug addiction.The vast majority of alcohol addiction cases came from men older than 40 and women over 35, he said.It is often thought that drug addiction is a failure of will-power and is evidence of a weak will or inadequate personality.
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