junkie

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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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Most of the reporters and editors I polled said they had no problem with the word junkie, especially in a newspaper column, where we're allowed more leeway to use casual language.
Junk Junkies Storage & Recycling offers recycling services including appliance recycling, electronics disposal, and scrap metal salvage, as well as secure storage of industrial and commercial equipment.
Becerra said he is considering opening more Bath Junkies.
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.
Every day before my son goes to school I have to tell him to look out for junkie pins because they could cost him his life.
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Rather, the standard role for female prostitutes (and junkies, for that matter) is not even supporting, but more often merely bit.
As difficult economic times continue for thousands of Americans, Junk Junkies, LLC, considers it their duty to provide assistance where they can to those individuals and families who need it.
TRAINSPOTTING author Irvine Welsh is writing a prequel to his 1993 bestseller about the lives of junkies in Edinburgh.
While many people will have little sympathy with junkies the methadone programme is a vital tool to stabilise drug users.