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1. Physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.
2. Compulsively or habitually involved in a practice or behavior, such as gambling.
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Patient discussion about addicted

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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Dr Huda said 26 per cent of drug addicts are affected by other addicted family members, according to a study Ownak conducted among 257 Emirati drug addicts at Dubai Central Jail.
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(Table-I) On comparing frequencies of IA with gender, female participants (57.4%, n=166) were more addicted to the internet as compared to their male counterparts (42.5%, n=123) and this difference was found to be statistically significant (p= 0.02).
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To control the increasing number of the drug addicted people in Pakistan government must take steps and must make rules against it and should force the people and other discipline authorities to follow the laws.
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They hope that a trip to prison, in particular the Central Jail Srinagar, will reform their children addicted to drugs.
The charity, which has already paid more than 3,500 American men and women addicted to drugs or alcohol not to have children, is offering the service to addicts in the UK and has set up a helpline for those interested.
So, do we just shrug at the cheater and say, "You have a moral problem," or do we look a little deeper to see if the person actually is addicted to sex?