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Synonyms for addict

Synonyms for addict

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance

to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

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According to a report of the Federal Ombudsman, all the four provinces have started implementing the Ombudsman's recommendations to allocate separate places for boarding and treatment of drug addicts at prisons.
The recovered addict should believe there is a sense of loss -- like staying away from children, being removed from the house -- if he returns to addiction," she said.
'I used drugs for six years, and because my husband was addicted, I also became an addict, ' said Sema, another addict.
He said drug addicts need family and friends to be closer to them and show them love.
The addict gets the confidence that he is 100% correct in his decisions and nobody on earth can challenge him.
Among them, 65.6% (n=223) were 'minimally addicted', 18.5% (n=63) were 'moderately addicted', whereas 0.9% (n=3) were found to be 'severely addicted'.
And now, research by scientists in Japan tries to answer why gambling addicts behave the way they do.
She is the mom of an addict in recovery and the author of the book "Sweat: A Practical Plan for Keeping Your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict."
-An addict dangling inside the car from the window.
He said many parents have also approach him to keep their drug addict kin in the hospital.
Objective: The study was conducted to find out the history of childhood abuse and neglect in addicts and non addicts, and to examine the difference between childhood abuse and neglect in both groups.
In February, controversy sparked around private rehabilitation centres in Egypt when two staff members at a private rehab institution in the neighbourhood of Moqattam were accused of torturing a drug addict until death during his therapy.
Summary: A drug addict has become the first man in Britain to take part in a controversial project which saw him get cash to be sterilised.
Statistics issued by the General Directorate of Narcotic Control indicate that domestic violence increases by 35 percent in families where a member is a drug addict or alcoholic.