drug addiction

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Noun1.drug addiction - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)drug addiction - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
addiction, dependance, habituation, dependence, dependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
alcohol addiction, alcoholism, inebriation, drunkenness - habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
cocaine addiction - an addiction to cocaine
heroin addiction - an addiction to heroin
caffein addiction - an addiction to caffein
nicotine addiction - an addiction to nicotine
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Existing treatment centres will benefit from the funding to design more effective interventions and support for people with prescription drug addictions, to provide prevention training activities for staff who treat people with drug addictions and initiate a prescription drug abuse crisis intervention team made up of specialists that can help caregivers in treatment facilities manage clients.
The national strategy to combat drug addiction is focused on raising awareness about the dangers of drug addictions and instilling in addicts a genuine desire to save themselves.
It focused on improved treatment services for people with drug addictions as well as their reintegration into society.
Discuss with students stories they've read about celebrities who have drug addictions and have gone to residential drug treatment centers.