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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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Corrado says the centre will make it easier for those in their various fields to collaborate on population health research that targets the causes, prevention and treatment of addictions.
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This book presents the strengths perspective as the unifying framework of the text to bridge the gap between 12-step approaches and harm reduction in addictions treatment.
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