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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.
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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

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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This brought the 2017 average presence of drug addicts in Metro Manila to a record-low 57.
Interesting in itself will be the reaction from taxpayers when they discover they're paying to keep drug addicts high
That is why contextual factors such as negative childhood experiences (childhood abuse and neglect) get more importance in the developing countries because of rapid increase of drug addicts.
Further, they generally suffer from an insufficient number of qualified staff and rooms to cater to the large number of addicts they receive.
Both the addicts and the non-addict siblings had the same abnormalities in the region of the brain, which controls behaviour, the fronto-striatal systems.
to the problem by putting addicts under domestic treatment and rehabilitation,
She added that there are many organizations that treat drug addicts, but none to care for their families and that there is a likelihood of the wives and children of drug addicts to also become drug abusers.
So we should be welcoming the Government-sponsored scheme from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Abuse that could lead to heroin addicts being given their drugs - thus removing their need to commit crime.
When there is that kind of communication between the addicts and me, they grow comfortable, express their feelings and share their experiences.
The current study aims to explore underlying personality characteristics of addicts and non-addicts examined by the Rorschach Inkblot test to differentiate between the two groups.
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.
Real sex addicts often seek gratification to hide from other stresses on their life.
The initiative aims to promote dialogue and cooperation among judges, police, investigators, and medical workers when dealing with drug addicts.