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Synonyms for addiction

love of


  • love of
  • passion for
  • attachment to
  • affection for
  • fondness for
  • zeal for
  • fervour for
  • ardour for

Synonyms for addiction

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

an abnormally strong craving

Related Words

(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)

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Shaffer has found a high rate of coexisting addictions.
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Three years later he lives on New York's Long Island, focusing on his painting and touring high schools and colleges to talk about addiction and recovery.
Titles include "Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly" for addiction professionals, "Mental Health Weekly" for mental health administrators, "Brown University Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update," a monthly that covers specific interventions with children and adolescents, "Brown University Geriatric Psychopharmacology Update," a monthly on the use of psychotropic medications in geriatrics, "Brown University Psychopharmacology Update," a monthly that advises mental health professionals on treating behavior disorders, and "Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter," a monthly that covers working with troubled children and adolescents.
But this is true for all of us, with of without mood swings, possible addictions, or persuasive physicians.
Housed at the University of Victoria, the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CAR-BC) involves a partnership of all four BC universities.
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Those people obsessed with work share the traits of others with such addictions as substance abuse, food dependencies, or sexual compulsions.
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