addiction

(Learning Modules / Psychology / Stress management) The dependence that a person may develop towards a substance or an activity.

Addiction

Addiction is a state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite adverse consequences. According to many addiction specialists, potential addictions can include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, exercise addiction, food addiction, computer addiction and gambling. Currently, however, only ...
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Addiction

• (n.) The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
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addiction

<psychiatry> Pattern of compulsive drug use characterised by a continued craving for an opioid and the need to use the opioid for effects other than pain relief. (Psychological dependence). ... The state of being given up to some habit, especially strong dependence on a drug. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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addiction

(ә-dik´shәn) the state of being given up to some habit or compulsion. strong physiological and psychological dependence on a drug or other agent; see alcoholism and drug dependence. drug addiction a state of heavy dependence on a drug; sometimes defined as physic...
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addiction

(6) an inclination.
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addiction

(from the article `drug use`) If opium were the only drug of abuse, and the only kind of abuse were one of habitual, compulsive use, discussion of addiction might be a simple ... In such countries as the United States, where the addict is treated as a criminal, physicians are prevented from administering opiates for the ... ...of NRE...
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addiction

noun an abnormally strong craving
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addiction

[Noun] When someone cannot stop doing something, usually taking harmful drugs.
Example: Lots of celebrities suffer from drug addictions.
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Addiction

Ad·dic'tion noun [ Confer Latin addictio an adjudging.] The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination. 'His addiction was to courses vain.' Shak.
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Addiction

A chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. Every addictive substance induces pleasant states or relieves distress.
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Addiction

A chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. Every addictive substance induces pleasant states or relieves distress.
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Addiction

A chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting
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Addiction

A condition in which the body requires a drug in order to function without physical and psychological reactions to its absence; often the outcome of tolerance and dependence.
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addiction

A physiological and psychological compulsion for a habit-forming substance. In extreme cases, an addiction may become an overwhelming obsession, which may cause injuries or even death.
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addiction

addiction (uh DIK shuhn) To devote or give oneself habitually or compulsively to something; such as, caffeine or alcohol; but especially to narcotics: 'Her previous novel dealt with her recovery from drug addiction.' An addict is a slave to his/her habit(s). The word comes from Latin addictus, which in Roman law meant a debtor was awarded as...
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Addiction

Addiction is a state of dependence caused by the habitual use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances. It is characterised by uncontrolled craving, tolerance, and symptoms of withdrawal when access is denied. Habitual use produces changes in body chemistry and treatment must be geared to a gradual reduction in dosage. Initially, only opium and its d...
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Addiction

Addiction: A chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain. Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine. Every addictive substance induces pleasant states or relieves distress. Continued use...
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addiction

addiction: see drug addiction and drug abuse.
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Addiction

An organism's psychological or physical dependence on a drug, characterised by tolerance and withdrawal.
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addiction

being dependent on something habit-forming
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addiction

being dependent on something habit-forming
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Addiction

dependence on a substance (such as alcohol or other drugs) or an activity, to the point that stopping is very difficult and causes severe physical and mental reactions
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addiction

See below alcoholism. health and intoxication,
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addiction

State of dependence caused by frequent and regular use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances. It is characterized by uncontrolled craving, tolerance, and symptoms of withdrawal when access is denied. Habitual use produces changes in body chemistry and treatment must be geared to a gradual reduction in dosage. The meaning of `addiction` i...
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