addict to

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
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Although this law recognises the rights of drug addicts, it has actually increased the incidence of addiction, since treatment options cannot be forced," he says, adding that, according to the law, even once admitted, the hospital's administration cannot oblige an addict to continue his or her treatment if he or she decides to leave.
Lying for the addict to employers, law enforcement officers, family members, etc.
Allowing the addict to steal from them without creating and enforcing consequences.
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.
One drugs expert estimated that it now takes almost a year for an addict to receive detox treatment.
Moreover, such compounds could make it easier for an addict to quit the drug, he says.
This moves them into the disease system while enabling the addict to continue in his disease.
It calls for all parties involved in the addict's recovery to list who, where, and what is allowable for the addict to experience, and what should be strictly avoided.
Which of these factors is not cited as a motivator for the addict to gravitate to the family?