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addict

a person who is addicted, esp to narcotic drugs
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The Cenacolo Community's secret is in providing recovering addicts with an opportunity to listen to their conscience.
Volkow and her colleagues had an idea: Maybe obese people have low numbers of D2 dopamine receptors in their brains--just like drug addicts.
Addicts use the high of the act as a substitute for the genuine support and intimacy they crave, but can't or won't allow themselves to achieve.
The flyers urge addicts to beware of the contaminated heroin, described as slightly darker than normal, is harder to dissolve and looks like tar when it is mixed with citric acid.
Knowing the risks of having shared needles with other addicts, Peshia decided to be tested.
Addicts and their advocates have been making this argument since the early 1990s, to no avail.
Shortly after founding the Project Prevention organization, Barbara Harris visited Detroit and paid over 200 addicts to obtain effective birth control.
I bring over 40 years firsthand experience dealing with addiction, as an addict, as the parent of an addict and as advisor to thousands of addicts and their families.
The Happy Addict : How to be Happy in Recovery from Alcoholism or Drug Addiction is the second book by Recovery Coach, Beth Burgess.
A programme that lacks one of these aspects is futile and may not help the addict," he said.
Sex addicts are insistent upon sex - it's like a drug and they can't go for too long without a fix.
Now armed with guilt over having been branded a "sucker," a "bad parent," or some other label, family members are more than ready to deny even what seems the most reasonable request from the addict.