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addict (one) to

To become, or cause someone else to become, dependent on a particular substance or thing. That first use of cocaine addicted me to it. So many people have addicted themselves to caffeine.
See also: addict

addict someone to something

to cause someone to become habituated to something, usually alcohol or some another drug. The hospital personnel were thought to have addicted John to morphine. She ended up addicting herself to the substance.
See also: addict


n. someone showing a strong preference for something or someone. (Not related to drug addiction.) Sam is a real opera addict. He just loves the stuff.
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According to David, after two to three months, addicts are drug-free.
The desolate essence of sex addiction is the same as all addictions: the addict is out of control and lives with sorrow, shame and self-loathing.
One of the two former addicts helping distribute the warning leaflets, who asked not to named, was concerned that a lot of heroin users "don't believe the danger".
One of the first things she learned from addicts was that it is impossible to separate the Vancouver crisis from the international drug trade.
Tim Thompson from Emmanuel House will be at Cass Park helping Barbara Harris and her children reach out to addicts explaining how they will receive $300 for obtaining long term or permanent birth control.
This 13-part online video series is designed for addicts and their families to give them the tools, information and guidance necessary to take immediate steps to overcoming any addiction issue, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, pornography, shopping, internet and work.
I'm an addict myself, and we tend to be a cynical bunch with a dark sense of humour.
Another problem is the lack of specialised hospitals in the Gulf area that cater specifically to rehabilitating drug addicts, he added.
Giving the addict money for (they are told) a monthly rent payment, rather than saying no or writing a check directly to the landlord.
On the other hand, the first question I ask an addict, is whether he really wants to recover.
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.
evidence that their addict is stealing and lying, their anger often
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.