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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For the continuous user of methamphetamine, the author states that psychological addiction to the drug can last for this period of time after physical withdrawal.
We often talk about the physical addictions of drugs and alcohol while forgetting that psychological addiction like gambling can be every bit as destructive.
Others may lead to a psychological addiction if people have a craving.
This is because nicotine results in both a physical and psychological addiction and you will need to be aware of this before you begin.
While managers may recognize and acknowledge the costs associated with employees who misuse and abuse the Internet during work hours, many do not yet realize how problematic online use can easily turn into a psychological addiction.
But whilst breaking the physical addiction to nicotine is hard, for many smokers breaking the habit - the psychological addiction - is much harder.
One key to success is to address the psychological addiction as well as the physical addiction.
So it doesn't start out as an addiction, but it can develop into a psychological addiction very quickly.

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