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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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The Royal also blasted social media, which he called "more addictive than alcohol and drugs".
Stanciu: Addictive disorders fall under the general umbrella of psychiatric care.
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Yet many of today's doctors ignore it, blithely writing prescriptions for addictive drugs and fueling the opiate epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year.
While I believe that children of all ages are capable of a level of good decision-making that is much higher than most adults give them credit for, manufacturers of many prepared foods build in addictive components that play havoc with the decision-making abilities of both children and adults.