habit-forming


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habit-forming

(hăb′ĭt-fôr′mĭng)
adj.
Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence: a habit-forming drug.

habit-forming

Tending to lead to physiological ADDICTION.
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Amid the growing militarization of universities and society as a whole following the fall of South Vietnam in April 1975, the government suddenly began enforcing the Habit-Forming Drug Control Law beyond U.S.
Things that are the most habit-forming, he said, offer rewards centered around either social rewards such as competitive wins or helping others, information rewards (this is why we can't stop scrolling through Facebook, he said) or what he called "rewards of the self" -- things that simply feel good in and of themselves, such as game play.
"At no time in my life, prior to me becoming an alcoholic, was I ever informed that alcohol was habit-forming and addictive."
He fears that because Bryant was on our streets for so long, because he has displayed a complete lack of remorse, and because behaviour such as his is often habit-forming, there may well be even more victims of his out there.
Often insomniacs become their own worst enemy, creating a maddening cycle of drinking coffee, taking habit-forming medications that do not allow for deep sleep, and staying in bed longer each morning in an attempt to make up for what they have missed.
The restaurant's home-made chips are so good they are probably habit-forming -try to resist if you can.
Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes."
Filled cover to cover with advice for advising these Americans in finding he doctor right for their problems, beating their problems without potentially habit-forming drugs, and how one can combat it just through their demeanor in life.
"Many of the medications used for insomnia can cause a variety of side effects, including falls and confusion, and can be habit-forming when used over time," says Dr.
On page 22, for instance, Tim Shortis shows how mesmerizing and habit-forming a dip into the OED can be.
Trouble is, gaming can be extremely habit-forming, leading, in extreme cases, to alienation and depression.
The problem with social drinking is that, despite being enjoyable, it can become habit-forming.