addict addict  /ə ˈdɪkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
  2. (n) someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
  3. (v) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

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  1. The protagonist starts off as a teen-age prostitute and drug addict who haunts the squalid fringes of West Germany's affluent society.
  2. One addict told me he would not be satisfied until he could hear the drop of saliva from the French horns.
  3. Detecting the on-the-job addict is a much more ticklish task than spotting an alcoholic.

News

  1. Video: Confessions of a Recovering Heroin Addict, Part IV

    Recovering heroin addict Jade Fishburn, now 37, struggled with substance abuse (including alcohol) for most of her life. Part of those years included an addiction to heroin. She has been clean since October 2011. This is her story, Part 4.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

  2. Video: Confessions of a Recovering Heroin Addict, Part III

    Recovering heroin addict Jade Fishburn, now 37, struggled with substance abuse (including alcohol) for most of her life. Part of those years included an addiction to heroin. She has been clean since October 2011. This is her story, Part 3.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

  3. Video: Confessions of a Recovering Heroin Addict, Part I

    Recovering heroin addict Jade Fishburn, now 37, struggled with substance abuse (including alcohol) for most of her life. Part of those years included an addiction to heroin. She has been clean since October 2011. This is her story, Part 1.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

Quotes

  1. Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Dr Rowan Williams said the Prime Minister's plan to boost spending was like an "addict returning to the drug".
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Sky News

  2. "I'm always going to be an alcoholic addict," Conner, 21, said. "It's something I'm going to have to live with. I'm going to have to take actions every day to keep a good, healthy recovery."
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Tara Conner Source: FOXNews

  3. "What we have in this case is a conspiracy among three individuals," Brown told a news conference. "Howard K. Stern is the principal enabler, and Dr. Erosevich and Dr. Kapoor are prescribing drugs excessively to a known addict and using false...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

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