habituation

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habituation

[hə‚bich·ə′wā·shən]
(medicine)
A condition of tolerance to the effects of a drug or a poison, acquired by its continued use; marked by a psychic craving for it when the drug is withdrawn.
Mild drug addiction in which withdrawal symptoms are not severe.
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Note that items Q1 = "I am good at resisting temptation", Q2 = "I have a hard time breaking bad habits", Q4 = "I say inappropriate things", Q9 = "Pleasure and fun sometimes keep me from getting work done" and Q12 = "Sometimes I can't stop myself from doing something, even if I know it is wrong" appear to demonstrate poor stability (less than 90% of participants differences from test to retest were [less than or equal to][+ or -]1, see Nevill et al., 2001).
Whether you're trying to avoid snacking or cutting down on the calorific booze, breaking bad habits is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender, Sarah Stitzlein provides a compelling analysis of how schools can be instrumental in helping students learn to embody their race and gender in flexible ways to alleviate conflicts in schools.
Jawad emphasised that one of the important benefits of fasting is the sense of discipline that it instils in a person which can help in breaking bad habits, especially smoking.
Breaking bad habits is hard to do but you must if you are to win back any trust and avoid causing bad blood.