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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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Without a commonly accepted nosology for IA, adapting the current DSM-5 criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders to IA can be useful and efficient (Luo, Brennan, & Wittenauer, 2015).
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Kelly says: "If you are worried that you or someone you know may have an addictive disorder, I suggest you make an appointment with a health care provider or addiction specialist to discuss your concerns.
While these changes in the brain may help explain craving and compulsivity, addictive disorders are typically more complex than their biological underpinnings.
It covers the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of all addictive disorders and conditions while addressing all major drug classes, effects on the brain and body, and approaches to treat consequences of abuse.
Allen, associate chief consultant for addictive disorders in the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) Office of Mental Health Services.
Whether affecting academic, emotional/behavioral, or familial situations, addictive disorders are tied into the world of children and adolescents more today than at any other time in history (Dickson & Derevensky, 2006; Medina-Mora & Real, 2008).
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Clients with addictive disorders who have an internalized need for perfection benefit from an integration of spirituality into counseling treatment, This article provides a review of the literature, offers a spiritual approach for working with clients who struggle with addiction and perfectionism, and provides a case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of the integration of spirituality and counseling,
The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, has developed a Collegiate Recovery Community that provides "a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders can find peer support while attaining a college education.
As part of the agreement, Polaris will customize Polaris-MH to include a French language version for the assessment, which includes mental health and addictive disorders components.