addiction

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addiction:

see drug addiction and drug abusedrug addiction and drug abuse,
chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Traditional definitions of addiction, with their criteria of physical dependence and withdrawal (and often an underlying
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addiction

see DRUG ADDICTION.

addiction

[ə′dik·shən]
(medicine)
Habituation to a specific practice, such as drinking alcoholic beverages or using drugs.
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The paradox inherent in exercise addiction is the blurred boundary between what is healthy, admirable, and desirable, and behavior that is over the edge and dependent.
Exercise psychologist at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, David Wasley, said exercise addiction was more common among women than men because it's linked to how people perceive their body.
Inspired by her own weight loss, body image and exercise addiction struggles, Procini teaches women lasting weight loss strategies and how to have fun with the process.
I suffer from an exercise addiction and it's hard to find people who take it seriously.
There's a fine line between being committed to running and exercise addiction, when a person allows their social life to become disrupted in order to pursue that activity.