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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It can be understood by the general rules and principles of religion that addiction is unlawful in any kind which has great disadvantage.
The fourth chapter is about inequality in the power to resist addiction and discusses how addiction is unequally distributed within social groups.
The workplace is an important, but currently under-utilised, channel for addressing misunderstandings about addiction and providing people with information and support.
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Action on Addiction is the only UK charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support.
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Shannon Miller said "our goal is to provide a forum for all professionals with a stake in treating addiction disorders.
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There are only four causes of addiction and alcoholism,'' Chris explained.

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