Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

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)

References in periodicals archive ?
In reply, it has to be mentioned that as though the surveys shows more than 60% of divorces is due to husband addiction to narcotics and it shows the role of dependence to narcotics in breaking up the relationships between the couples but studying different cases and court votes demonstrate that the human habit-forming temperament enable him to get accustomed to everything, everyone, even food, a specific form of cloth and different customs, in a way that leaving them will be difficult for the addicted and consequently, it causes inconvenience and hardship for his family particularly for his wife, deliberately nowadays that internet and virtual world blended into life.
The second chapter is about how addiction erodes free agency or increases powerlessness.
Women who had experienced physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18 years were almost twice as likely to have a food addiction in middle adulthood compared with women without a history of childhood abuse.
In addition to its monetary contribution, Jardine Lloyd Thompson will also be working closely with Action on Addiction to pilot awareness-raising initiatives for the workplace and to investigate how businesses can support employees affected by addiction.
Addiction is characterized by an inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one's behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.
I realized that there's a whole other world out there in terms of addiction treatment that I wasn't exposed to.
What started as medicinal and curative for centuries became addictive, with the opium smokers and heroin sniffers leading--in the United States--to the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, which essentially criminalized addiction.
The fourth edition also offers new perspectives on issues such as addiction to the Internet, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction in children and adolescents.
Get Shirty About Addiction so why not organise a special sporting event to raise awareness about addiction and promote sport as a healthy way to prevent or combat addiction problems.
Sex Addiction in the Church: 12 Christian Men Share Their Stories of Recovery" is the story of a dozen men who have faced addiction with sex related topics such as pornography and the act itself and how the Church has helped them overcome their addiction to get their lives back on track and mend the fences they broke from their addiction, just like a drug addict.
Nicotine is the main ingredient in tobacco that causes addiction.
This month's Heads Up article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Scholastic provides your students with science-based facts about tobacco addiction and secondhand smoke.
Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia, PA) has entered into a partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM; Chevy Chase, MD), an addiction medicine society dedicated to improving the treatment of people with addiction disorders, to publish the "Journal of Addiction Medicine" with a premier issue in early 2007.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug addiction is "a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, and by neurochemical and molecular changes in the brain.
His grueling story of escalating drug use, being beaten by dealers over unpaid debts, desperate fixes and, ultimately, resolution and sobriety are recounted in a chapter he wrote for Chris' book ``The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery.
Full browser ?