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adrenaline junkie

One who constantly seeks out the sudden increase of energy associated with dangerous activities, similar to the way drug addicts seek out the "high" achieved by drug use. I do about 10 skydives a year because I love the rush so much. People consider me a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
See also: adrenaline, junkie

junkie

and junky (ˈdʒəŋki)
1. n. a drug dealer. (Drugs.) Junkies should be put into the jug.
2. n. a drug user; an addict. (Drugs.) Junkies have to steal to support their habits.
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We all stayed really close friends, but we never put out a Beat Junkies album.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, which runs Crawfordsburn County Park, said: "The proposed Endurance Junkie events will not take place.
Likewise, on websites for addicts, numerous heroin users said they actually prefer the word junkie, because the word "addict'' implies helplessness.
The single, “Jukebox Junkie,” was a smashing hit and continued to receive airplay for the remainder of the decade.
He said: "Sick lines are handed in by junkies on methadone on a six-month or even yearly basis.
The photographs, in this week's Closer magazine, show how heroin turned the fresh-faced schoolgirl into a haunted junkie.
If the junkies want to attack people for their money why don't they attack the dealers who have lots of money.
Startup Junkie is a support group in the often-lonely world of the inventor and the solitary entrepreneur.
A 1983 British study of 51 opiate users likewise found that distaste for the junkie lifestyle was an important deterrent to excessive use.
Every day before my son goes to school I have to tell him to look out for junkie pins because they could cost him his life.
As any media junkie knows, Leibovitz and Sontag have refused to acknowledge their relationship in the past.
Coffee will never sufficiently wake you up, and nobody likes a jittery junkie.
In Junkie, Burroughs disguised names and omitted or changed facts in a terse, unrepentant record, in which the junkie by the end has tried "junk and weed and coke" and is about to go to Colombia in search of yage, perhaps "the final fix.
He impersonates a tripping hippie, a street wino, a drunk salesman at a convention, a black junkie and many other characters.