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a person exhibiting addiction.


A person who is habituated to a substance or practice, especially one considered harmful or illegal.


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.


A person vulnerable to compulsive heavy consumption of substances with abuse potential.


Substance abuse A person vulnerable to compulsive heavy consumption of substances with abuse potential. See Controlled drug substance, –holic, Substance abuse, Therapy addict.


A person who is physiologically or psychologically habituated to a substance or practice.


A person who is habituated to a substance or practice.

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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She said parents looking after an addicted child would be doing the rounds of the police stations, hospitals and rehab centres.
'I used drugs for six years, and because my husband was addicted, I also became an addict, ' said Sema, another addict.
The considerable proportion of moderate addicts point towards an emerging burden of internet addiction, and this forecasts a potential rise in severe addicts in the near future.
He added that the government's strategy for combating drugs encouraged relevant organisations, ministries and institutions to find solutions to eliminate the selling and use of drugs, and offer education to drug addicts at health centres, to strengthen the capacity of existing health centres while new ones are built.
'They should rope in employers and private sectors to work together with the government in providing jobs for the former drug addicts,' he told reporters after visiting the Perlop Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre here.
She blasted the addicts for harassing women passing through the neighbourhood.
Apart from setting aside funds for the addicts, Mr Dori wants the Methodane Clinic at Kombani along the Likoni-Lunga Lunga highway, be moved to Ukunda where there are many drug addicts.He said most of the drug addicts come from poor families and cannot afford daily transport to the facility in Kombani.
They said that despite several complaints to Hayatabad Police Chowk Industrial Area police and ANF, no action was taken so far, adding that heroin and other drugs are being sold and consumed openly in Karkhano market, thus giving an impression that some influential people are behind them.The shopkeepers of local markets, through a written complaint, said that the drug addicts consume heroin and other drugs on the railway track in groups, attracting the attention of passers-by especially children who often stop and watch the addicts.
Lead author Hidehiko Takahashi said in the statement: "We noticed that gambling addicts also have higher levels of mood and anxiety disorders.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous" is a critically important and unreservedly recommended addition to community and academic library Health/Medicine reference collections in general, and the personal reading lists of anyone having to deal with any form of food addictions in particular.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics and other relevant entities collected about 350 drug addicts from Pol-e-Sokhta Bridge of Kabul City during the nighttime of Saturday and shifted them to a newly established center for treatment, housing and vocational training.
The police officer, First Corporal Suhair Ibrahim Al Mazmi from the Social Work Division of General Department of Anti-Narcotics, said private clinics are also to blame for addicts getting easy access to tramadol.