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addiction

uh dik shuhn

  • n  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  • n  an abnormally strong craving
  • 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
    under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery

  • Defining an addiction can be as difficult as breaking the habbits that satisfy your endless cravings.
  • The rate is much the same with drug addiction, which experts see as the same disorder triggered by a different chemical.
  • Long-time heroin addicts who get supervised doses of the drug seem to stay in addiction treatment longer and have less criminal activity than similar addicts who get conventional .
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  • Barack Obama in Financial Times
    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...
  • Scott Stanzel in Forbes
    Stanzel said that although he signed the bill, Bush continues to be "disappointed with Congress' addiction to earmarks."
  • President Bush in Sofia News Agency
    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.

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