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addict

 [ad´ikt]
a person exhibiting addiction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ad·dict

(ad'ikt),
A person who is habituated to a substance or practice, especially one considered harmful or illegal.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

addict

(ə-dĭkt′)
tr.v. ad·dicted, ad·dicting, ad·dicts
To cause to have a medically or psychologically significant addiction: The thief was addicted to cocaine. My uncle is addicted to gambling.
n. (ăd′ĭkt)
A person who has an addiction, as to narcotics or gambling.
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Addict

A person vulnerable to compulsive heavy consumption of substances with abuse potential.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

addict

Substance abuse A person vulnerable to compulsive heavy consumption of substances with abuse potential. See Controlled drug substance, –holic, Substance abuse, Therapy addict.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ad·dict

(ad'ikt)
A person who is physiologically or psychologically habituated to a substance or practice.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ad·dict

(ad'ikt)
A person who is habituated to a substance or practice.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about addict

Q. Am I addicted to caffeine? I love coffee! I can't start my day without it. I drink about 5 cups a day. How do I know if I am addicted?

A. When your body starts shaking, your heartbeat flutters, you feel lightheaded, you want to mow the lawn at 1 a.m., they are symptons I've had of a caffeine overdose. Drink lots of water and hydrating drinks! Stay away from Mountain Dew!!!!

Q. Am I addicted to smoking? I only smoke when I go out with my friends to a pub and at parties. Does this make me an addict?

A. You might not be addicted; however you shouldn't smoke at all since it is very unhealthy. If all your friends smoke, maybe you should start hanging out with non smoking friends as well or take your smoking friends out to places where they can't smoke and then you will not feel obligated to join them.

Q. How would you define Addiction? In every aspect of life ...

A. Thank you cerebralknevil for your answer. It's so imporant that we listen and support one another. Will you be interested in helping more people here?

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