narcotic hunger

nar·cot·ic hun·ger

the physiologic craving for narcotics.
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Methadone also blocks the euphoric effect of subsequent administrations of opiates--preventing the "high" many users seek--and, more generally, keeps the yearning, which Vincent Dole called "narcotic hunger," at bay.