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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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Whether or not sexual addiction is an addiction from a clinical perspective is not the focus of this article.
The workshop focused on spreading knowledge on effects of drugs and methods to prevent and treat with drug addiction patients and other special care that needed to be taken among drug addiction cases.
According to the Ranch, "Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is characterized by persistent and escalating sexual thoughts and acts that have a negative impact on the individual's life.
This unique approach to treating addiction patients will teach medical professionals the following:
Addiction medicine was recognized as an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) subspecialty in 2016, and the first-ever addiction medicine certification exam from the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) will certify physicians in this subspecialty and offer them the unique ability to treat those with addiction.
The present study was an attempt to determine the effect of gender and physical activity on internet addiction in medical students of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
ABPM hasn't set a date for the addiction medicine subspecialty's first board certification exam, which the board will develop.
In focusing directly on addiction, our research is situated within a small but growing body of literature that explores enactments of addiction in contemporary society.
Addiction Campuses provides an addiction treatment programme utilising its addiction campus environment.
Symptoms verified in chemical addiction, such as tolerance and withdrawal, are not yet validated for sexual addiction.
Jim Orford, the author of this book, is an Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Birmingham and brings in his vast experience in the addiction field in presenting this book.
The current issue is devoted to addiction manuscripts, whereas the upcoming issue will be devoted to offender counseling.
Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors.
Washington, May 30 ( ANI ): Women who suffered extreme physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to battle food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such violence, according to a new study.
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