Definition of 'addiction'
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She had this whole raging drug addiction under control. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She battled mental health issues and drug addiction for many years. The Sun (2016)The proposals are part of an official review into the effects of obesity and drug and drink addiction. The Sun (2016)One is that they will both be able to support each other through their battles with drug addiction. The Sun (2016) Drug addiction must be seen as a health problem and police involvement must end, it argues in an editorial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You might like stories about cute cats, but do you want to watch a tale of drug addiction into the bargain? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Four months after marrying, Urban sought treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She left school and her life spiralled into some very dark places to feed her addiction. The Sun (2011)It will be far less easy to waft away a nicotine addiction. The Sun (2014)The only option was to enter a clinic to beat her addiction. The Sun (2010)In human affairs we can classify many habits and obsessive compulsive behaviour or addictions as short circuits. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)There have been episodes of drug and alcohol addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The dad of three had battled booze and drug addiction for many years. The Sun (2014)It is a recipe for poverty that often feeds off addiction and desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It aims to give smokers a proper understanding of nicotine addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The heroin substitute can help addicts control and beat their addiction. The Sun (2014)In common with all celebrity memoirs there is also a battle with drug addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or any of the months lost in a dark haze of cocaine and booze addictions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But she fears he is stealing treats to feed his addiction. The Sun (2015)Loads of my friends have used them to help beat their addiction. The Sun (2013)He has battled successfully against drink and drug addictions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many more were cured of booze and drug addictions. The Sun (2009)Nobody with a mental health problem or in the grip of drug or alcohol addiction should be in prison. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is hard to be more precise about the likely years lost to other harmful addictions such as cocaine or heroin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There have been extensive tests and surveys by addiction clinics claiming to prove that smoking constitutes a physical addiction to nicotine. Self-Hypnosis (1994)She's had to look after herself while her mum fights drug addiction. The Sun (2011)On the other, she was fighting a well-documented addiction to drugs and alcohol. The Sun (2016)
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British English: addiction NOUN
Addiction is the condition of taking harmful drugs and being unable to stop taking them.
She helped him fight his drug addiction.
Definition of addiction from the Collins English Dictionary
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