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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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addictionsee DRUG ADDICTION.
Habituation to a specific practice, such as drinking alcoholic beverages or using drugs.