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Word: addiction

Definition: compulsive habitual need


Sentences Containing 'addiction'

"Whitetail Journey" replaces Roller's first show "Tim Roller's Wild Addiction".
A 2012 review found no problems with tolerance, abuse or addiction.
A key factor in distinguishing a bad habit from an addiction or mental disease is willpower.
Addiction as the result of an evolutionary mismatch.
Addiction as the result of coevolution with psychoactive substances.
Addiction is a complex but treatable disease.
After the ordeal, Daniel came to terms with his addiction and turned himself into the police.
Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, are used by some practitioners to alleviate the symptoms of drug addiction.
An addiction to gambling on prize-fights was one cause of his financial problems.
An article in "The Lancet" compared the harm and addiction of 20 drugs, using a scale from 0 to 3 for physical addiction, psychological addiction, and pleasure to create a mean score for addiction.
and Gulietta leaves Hawaii having developed a slight cocaine addiction.
Another area in which drug treatment has been widely used is in the treatment of nicotine addiction.
Bromocriptine and desipramine have been reported to be effective for treatment of cocaine but not amphetamine addiction.
Bubbles is recovering from his drug addiction while living in his sister's basement.
CBT sees addiction as a behavior rather than a disease and subsequently curable, or rather, unlearnable.
Drugs known to cause addiction include both legal and illegal drugs as well as prescription or over-the-counter drugs, according to the definition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Evolutionary perspectives on vulnerability to addiction.
For some people, addiction becomes chronic, having periodic relapses even after long periods of abstinence.
He stands as one of the three Presidents of the UK-based charity Action on Addiction.
His drug addiction raged out of control after moving to East Vancouver, British Columbia in 1991.
In addition to the reward pathway, it is hypothesized that stress mechanisms also play a role in addiction.
In the meantime, Hunter developed a serious heroin addiction.
In this film, Kathryn doesn't appear to have a cocaine addiction.
It has long been established that genetic factors along with social and psychological factors are contributors to addiction.
Many different ideas circulate regarding what is considered a "successful" outcome in the recovery from addiction.
Martin's addiction got worse, even bringing him to steal painkillers from a victim's home.
Opiate replacement therapy has been a medical standard of treatment for opioid addiction for many years.
Programs that emphasize controlled drinking exist for alcohol addiction.
Serious illness and alcohol addiction of Dhasal overshadowed the following years, during which he wrote very little.
Several cases of tanning addiction have been reported.
Similar rates of heritability for other types of drug addiction have been indicated by other studies.
Since then, Gahan had also developed a heroin addiction, which slowed the recording process.
Some scientists assert that consumption of sweets or sugar could have a heroin addiction like effect. Research.
Substitute drugs for other forms of drug dependence have historically been less successful than opioid substitute treatment, but some limited success has been seen with drugs such as dextroamphetamine to treat stimulant addiction, and clomethiazole to treat alcohol addiction.
Sugar addiction is the term for the relationship between sugar and the various aspects of food addiction including: "bingeing, withdrawal, craving and cross-sensitization".
Taylor commented on Lucy's herion addiction saying "it wasn't pleasant.
The Addiction Research Center is a center of addiction research that was founded in 1948.
The character's storylines included a herion addiction.
The DSM-IV does not use the word "addiction" at all.
The first song, "White Slavery", deals with cocaine addiction.
The phenomenon of drug addiction has occurred to some degree throughout recorded history (see "Opium").
The song refers to his increased heroin addiction and resultant sloppy live performances.
The supporters of programs with total abstinence from drugs as a goal believe that enabling further drug use just means prolonged drug use and risks an increase in addiction and complications from addiction.
There are strong associations between poverty and addiction.
These behaviors were said to be related to neurochemical changes in the brain that also occur during addiction to drugs.
They added that addiction to such drugs as heroin or morphine was a minor problem in Great Britain.
This makes them want another dose of the drug, and can worsen the addiction.
Though the mechanism by which tanning addiction occurs is unknown, some evidence indicates that the release of endorphins during the tanning process causes the pleasurable effects that underlie the addiction.
Treatments and attitudes toward addiction vary widely among different countries.
Vollmer was against police involvement with the problem of drug addiction.

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