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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 the footage, which was taken cameramen of Cihan News Agency, thinner addicts are jumping on the cars and stopping them forcibly to grab their money.
The addicts are rich and poor, employed and unemployed, traumatised and resilient, educated and illiterate.
Sample and Method: Sample of 50 addicts and 50 non-addicts were collected in Lahore, Pakistan.
It starts when a drug addict forms a large base of contacts with other fellow drug addicts, having met in a rehab centre, for example.
Other experts said the non-addicted siblings offered hope of new ways of teaching addicts "self-control".
The General Directorate of Narcotic Control indicate along with the Ministry of Health work on rehabilitating addicts to ensure they do not fall into old habits," said Al-Bandar, adding that these bodies are under pressure and that wider society needs to do more to help.
In fact, these cards might be a way to rescue those addicts, and spread awareness.
Al-Amal's refusal to accept these men is impeding our work," said another source at the department, adding that the DCD is unauthorized to detain drug addicts and only deals with them as patients.
Many believe addicts are the authors of their own misfortune and deserve no assistance from the taxpayer.
Dystonic enablers will provide the addict with money in order for him to buy drugs.
My motives for making such a statement are frankly this, there is an undeniable link between addicted offenders and appalling levels of criminality, as heroin and crack cocaine addicts commit crime from burglary to robbery, to sometimes murder, to get the money to buy drugs to satisfy their addiction.
Of course, drug-based approaches (however ironic) may help addicts.
Thorburn goest on to provide sixty behaviors, signs and symptoms of addiction to help the reader protect against financial devastation at the hands of an alcoholic or addict, including what actions to take when separating one's financial life from that of the alcoholic or addict.
David Jessi, a former addict who runs the centre, said: "They can stay from one week to one year.