addiction addiction  /ə ˈdɪk ʃən/


  1. (n) an abnormally strong craving
  2. (n) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  3. (n) (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master


  1. Defining an addiction can be as difficult as breaking the habbits that satisfy your endless cravings.
  2. The rate is much the same with drug addiction, which experts see as the same disorder triggered by a different chemical.
  3. There may be a physical side to the addiction too.


  1. Top L.A. Addiction Experts Assert That an Abstinence-Only Approach to Addiction Keeps 85% of Addicts From Seeking ...

    Drs. Marc Kern and Adi Jaffe believe that our current abstinence-only approach to treatment is only furthering our society’s wide-spread addiction problem. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Involuntary Detention Proposal Dehumanizing, Says Holistic Mental Health Service Provider The Australian Addiction And ...

    In late May, The Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre was distressed by the ‘Involuntary Detention’ proposal put forward by a major private mental health service provider. The holistic centre’s Director says it “dehumanizes those who suffer from mental health issues.” (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Caffeine addiction now classified as mental illness

    Doctors are now classifying caffeine addiction as a mental illness.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 31 Denver


  1. "For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America's century-long addiction to fossil fuels," he said. "Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash American innovation and seize control...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Financial Times

  2. Stanzel said that although he signed the bill, Bush continues to be "disappointed with Congress' addiction to earmarks."
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Scott Stanzel Source: Forbes

  3. "Your president made the same kind of choice. I had to quit drinking. Addiction competes for your affection. You fall in love with alcohol," Bush said frankly.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Sofia News Agency

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