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addict

a person who is addicted, esp to narcotic drugs
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This is the fifth year that the two entities are cooperating to provide recovering addicts with the food coupons.
Plush Addict is a family run business which was founded in 2012 and born out of a serious fabric addiction.
Beth Burgess is a recovered alcoholic, who now works as an addiction therapist at Smyls, a service she founded in order to help addicts achieve recovery and long-term happiness.
It is not for the first time that a crackdown has been made by the police and other law enforcers in the Nullah, but the similar actions had also been taken in the past as well arresting the drug traffickers and addicts and dismantling the dens there.
Existent rehabilitation centres should be equipped with better facilities and a bigger team to deal with the increasing number of addicts.
Dystonic enablers will provide the addict with money in order for him to buy drugs.
In a recent American study, 72 per cent of sex addicts said they'd been abused during childhood, with 81 per cent claiming sex abuse and 97 per cent claiming emotional abuse; additionally, 83 per cent had addictions to other substances or behaviours, or eating disorders.
The criminal justice think tank -the Rethinking Crime and Punishment group -found a shortage of residential drug treatment centres leaves thousands of addicts without vital rehabilitation.
The contaminated drug has been blamed for causing a string of overdoses among Teesside addicts.
He then went back to his studies, passed his matriculation and decided to dedicate the rest of his life to the care of addicts.