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addictive

(ə-dĭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Causing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive substance.
2. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality.

Patient discussion about addictive

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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The end result of this article is to advocate with APA for the inclusion of an addictive disorders diagnosis in the fifth edition of the DSM (DSM-V), due to be released in 2012.
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Meth is considered a highly addictive stimulant chemically related to amphetamine.
All kinds of addictive behaviors, from drinking and cosmetic surgery addiction to drugs, shopping, gambling, and food are covered in Encyclopedia Of Addictions And Addictive Behaviors, a wide-ranging encyclopedia which charts symptoms, treatments, and recovery processes.
Caffeine is classified as a stimulant, but its effects come from a different mechanism than cocaine or amphetamines, and it is not addictive the way those stimulants are," says dePaulis.
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