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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

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(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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Children and adolescents make up the majority of those who struggle with gaming addiction, and many experience consequences common to other addictive disorders. The biggest source of recent concern in gaming addiction among adolescents is in the massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), otherwise known as MMOs (ChappeH, Eatough, Davies, & Griffiths, 2006).
population and the ethical responsibility that counselors have to provide treatment that is consistent with clients' spiritual beliefs, this article outlines spiritually focused considerations for conceptualizing and treating addictive disorders to contribute to the existing secular resources.
The end result of this article is to advocate with APA for the inclusion of an addictive disorders diagnosis in the fifth edition of the DSM (DSM-V), due to be released in 2012.
While the prognosis for an addictive disorder is often very guarded, this myth raises the question of what constitutes a successfully treated addict.
* All efforts will be made to assist the nurse with an addictive disorder to seek treatment and return to workforce.
Could it be that people eligible for federal health assistance have a higher prevalence of addictive disorders, or might it be that people are being shifted out of the private insurance system into federal assistance programs?
1: Symposium: Addictive disorders & behavioral health; Psychotherapy Assoc.; Colorado Springs CO; IABMPC;
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia, PA) has begun the production of Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, a quarterly journal, and Steadmans@Work, an online service for medical language specialists.
Focusing on interventions with individual older people, support systems for older individuals, and groups of older individuals, this text covers a range of topics including biopsychosocial assessments, interventions in the socioemotional and cognitive problems of older individuals, addictive disorders and suicide prevention, spirituality, and dying and bereavement.
The behavioral health delivery system for people suffering from mental and addictive disorders continued to evolve at a rapid pace in 1999, according to data released recently by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) in The NAPHS 2000 Annual Survey Report--Trends in Behavioral Healthcare Systems: A Benchmarking Report.
It offers a comprehensive and integrated system of treatment options and educational services designed to improve the quality of life for those suffering from psychiatric and addictive disorders.
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Other chapters address acceptance in various contexts, including experiential therapy (Greenberg), dialectic behavior therapy (Linehan), rational-emotive therapy (Ellis & Robb), behavioral couple therapy (Koerner, Jacobson, & Christensen), the therapeutic relationship (Cordova & Kohlenberg), treatment of paraphilias (LoPiccolo), addictive disorders (Marlatt), alcohol abuse (Wulfert), family services (Griffee), caring for elderly persons (McCurry & Schmidt), and child sexual abuse (Follette).
There's a bull market in official estimates of the prevalence of mental and addictive disorders in the United States.
Researchers consistently report an overlap of ADHD and addictive disorders beginning in adolescence and continuing into early adulthood affecting at least 10 to 20 percent of the adult population with ADHD.