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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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The report said in Punjab the prisoners who are addicted to drugs have been allocated barracks that are called recovery centres.
"We support recovered addicts and their families through integration and social care programmes offered by psychological and social specialists, in addition to raising awareness among youngsters in schools and universities as well as family support programmes aimed at teaching families about the proper way of dealing with addicts," she said.
"Phone Addicts are glued to their phones, so they're more distracted, more dangerous, and more likely to cause a crash," the report said.
He requested the people to admit their relatives, which are the addicts like ice, heroin and other drugs.
He said that the social welfare department had told him that the government did not provide even a penny for the rehabilitation of addicts and had not constructed a rehabilitation centre which could take the burden of the large number of addicts.
'Addiction is a mental disorder that causes changes in the behaviour of the individual, which is treated physically in the first stage and the next stage is psychotherapy, which forms 90 percent of the treatment of addicts, ' said Setara Azizi, head of the addiction treatment center.
Kisauni is one of the areas with the highest number of drug addicts in Mombasa.
Thus on one hand, the cocaine-addicts are shifting to this deadly drug while on the other, a large number of girl-students living in bachelor-hostels have also been reported to get addicted to this drug.
Between the three groups of non-internet addicts, minimal addicts and moderate to severe addicts, higher frequencies of behavioural patterns were observed in the minimal addicts and the differences were all statistically significant.
Meas Vyrith, the secretary-general of the Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD), told The Post that the heads of health centres, the police and relevant authorities are finding drug addicts across communes to send to rehabilitation.
More than 800,000 people in Pakistan between age of 15 to 65 are addicted to use heroin, and many other drugs according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Symptoms of power addicts include, but are not limited to, the following: self-glorification, distorted self-worth, display of messianic tendencies, excessive confidence in their opinions, being out of touch, and having their own version of history.
He said this would also alleviate recidivism among former addicts due to difficulty in securing employment.
Syed Ishaq, who runs a grocery shop close to the building, said narcotics and addicts had affected his business.
Pakistan has a drug addiction problem, but there are almost no treatment facilities to treat drug addicts. Those willing to give up their drug addiction have very few places to go to.