addictive drug

ad·dic·tive drug

any drug that creates a certain degree of euphoria and has a strong potential for addiction.

ad·dic·tive drug

(ă-diktiv drŭg)
Any drug that creates a certain degree of euphoria and has a strong potential for addiction.
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SUNSHINE acts like an addictive drug and has a similar eect on the body as heroin, scientists claim.
Euro MP Arlene McCarthy, a supporter of the Smoke Free North West campaign, said: "Over the last few years the industry has particularly targeted young women with super-slim, feminine packets which look more like boxes for lipstick or perfume than for a dangerous and addictive drug.
It is a highly addictive drug, and can be as addictive as heroin.
Last year, a friend's son was given a prescription for Klonopin -- a highly addictive drug of abuse -- to relieve anxiety related to a new job.
TRAMADOL is described by drug authorities as a "moderately powerful prescription pain reliever" that is said to have some "weak opioid activity", which means it is an addictive drug which affects mood or behaviour.
Judge Stephen Hopkins QC told Lewis: "Saying you largely refrain from such an addictive drug is like claiming to be a little bit pregnant.
TOP cops fear Ireland's streets are to be flooded with the world's most addictive drug - because record seizures of heroin and crack cocaine have left a gap in the drugs market.
An addictive drug that can cause psychotic episodes and help spread sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV by impairing users' judgment, meth is a psychostimulant used for both a euphoria rush and an energy boost.
American Meth: A History Of The Methamphetamine Epidemic In America by Sterling Braswell is a highly researched documentation of the use and abuse of methamphetamines as contemporary America's quintessential addictive drug.
That rate is nearly three times greater than the proportion of HIV-positive men who admitted using the highly addictive drug in 2001.
Crystal meth, a devastatingly addictive drug, is made, usually in crude backyard labs, by synthesizing several commercially available chemicals, most crucially two called psuedoephedrine and ephedrine.
Experts in the US say foods high in fat and sugar - such as chocolate, cheese and burgers - can act like an addictive drug, making people crave more, which can lead to binge eating.