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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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Dr Al Marzouki said: "The UAE government spends a lot of money every year on the treatment of drug addicts and other programmes to control addiction.
Var of a thinner addict kicking to the hood of the car
Once drug addicts land in jail, they suffer from withdrawal symptoms, at times collapsing.
Childhood abuse history among male addicts in comparison with non-addict population.
Ibrahim, a Tramadol addict who had tried to receive treatment in a public hospital, says he has failed several times to complete the programme.
It has long been established that the brains of drug addicts have some differences to other people, but explaining that finding has been more difficult.
A leading Saudi journalist, Sahar Al-Bandar, has set up a charity called Rahmah ('tender care') to care for the families of drug addicts.
Even while the addict is alive, the mother suffers more than he does.
ABHA: Al-Amal Hospital in Jeddah, which treats drug addicts, has for no apparent reason refused to admit three Saudi addicts referred by the Drugs Combating Department (DCD) in the southern Baha province.
THE cost of Scotland's drug addicts is alarming, incredible and disgraceful at the same time.
My friends think I'm a sex addict and should get help but I don't think I am.
Every day in our field, well-meaning counselors sit with families torn apart by the consequences of trying to help an addict toward a sustained recovery.
Howard Roberts, deputy chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police, told the Association of Chief Police Officers conference on drugs it would cost pounds 12,000 a year for each addict to be treated this way.
This fits with induced drug tolerance, in which an addict becomes less sensitive to the euphoric effects of a drug over time, requiring increasing doses to achieve equal effect.