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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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And while the pro-pot lobby cherry-picks data to support its arguments (denying marijuana's addictiveness, for example), so too do anti-marijuana groups, which play up pot's dangers.
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In the final two chapters Fine discusses issues surrounding legalization, such as the responsibility of parents and the debate over the addictiveness of marijuana while acknowledging the recreational use of cannabis.
But fixed-odds betting terminals will be hit with 25% rates in recognition of their addictiveness to gamblers.
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The Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health Wales, Elen de Lacy, said: "While there is some evidence that e-cigarettes can reduce harm to adults who are trying to give up smoking, there are growing concerns that e-cigarettes may act as a gateway for young people to begin smoking, given the addictiveness of nicotine.
Indelibly tied to the spread of HIV in the 1980s, use of heroin became a taboo as certain death and for its potent addictiveness.
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This limited series doesn't rise to that level of addictiveness, but those who invite "Call the Midwife" into their homes shouldn't find the viewing process particularly laborious.
It also notes that there is no scientific research that compares the addictiveness and harm done by midwakh compared to cigarettes, but warns that "it is likely to be equally harmful and, as with any tobacco product, it will increase the risk of many chronic diseases, which are already increasing rapidly in the UAE and the region".