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Drug abuse A person, usually an IV narcotic abusing addict, whose existence revolves around obtaining—often through theft, prostitution or other illicit means—the next ‘fix’ of narcotics, known in some circles as ‘junk’
Vox populi The term junkie has been commandeered in the popular culture, and applied to anyone with an ‘addiction’ for a particular food or habit—e.g., fashion junkie

junkie

Popular health A popular term for a person, usually an IV narcotic abusing addict, whose life is disorganized vis-á-vis family and societal structure, whose existence revolves around obtaining–often through theft, prostitution or other illicit means of another 'fix' of narcotic. See Cold turkey, Shooting galleries.

junkie

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junky

A slang term for a narcotic, especially heroin, addict.
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Anyone who has registered for the events should contact Endurance Junkie directly.
As a parent/aunt/ex-wife of a heroin addict I respectively ask that you don't refer to these people as junkies,'' wrote Main South Citizen, on our website.
In October of 2010 he released his debut bluegrass album entitled, “Rural Route” on his own label, Jukebox Junkie Records to much acclaim in the Bluegrass world.
Briggs despaired when his daughter Karen became a junkie and has only just been reunited with Emma.
Eckstein is an experienced hand at representing emerging companies and has been a guest speaker at the Startup Junkie meetings.
On a more modest level, Schwartz said that even during her years as a self-described junkie she always held a job, always paid the rent, and was able to conceal her drug use from people who would have been alarmed by it.
I TOTALLY agree with Simon Robin St Clair (Echo Viewpoints, March 13 - Best place for junkies: a coffin) junkies are scum, full stop.
Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.
Boasting an online, in-stock inventory of over 4,500 authentic trademark name perfumes and colognes, Perfume Junkie credits low overhead combined with bulk pricing towards their deep discounts.
JUNKIE rocker Pete Doherty has been charged with crack cocaine possession after the death of a wealthy heiress from a suspected drug overdose.
AN adrenalin junkie killed himself because he could not cope with being paralysed, an inquest heard yesterday.