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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The conjectures awakened by even a momentary consideration of the possibilities involved became at once as wildly bizarre as the insane imagings of a drug addict.
He was addressing revival programme of over 920 drug addicts people under Insaniat Bachao Tanzeem here Thursday.
ISLAMABAD -- Over half of women drug addicts in Pakistan are educated, according to a recent report of the narcotics division.
Bulalacao also vowed to intensify their drug campaign efforts as a nationwide survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) in the fourth quarter of 2017 revealed that the number of drug addicts in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have increased while those in the Metro Manila have decreased.
The number of drug addicts in villages across the country increased even as Metro Manila residents think the quantity of drug addicts in their communities has diminished, a nationwide survey taken in the last quarter of 2017 revealed.
PESHAWAR -- The famous Karkhano Market here has become a sanctuary for drug addicts, who can be seen consuming heroin in groups in broad daylight on the abandoned Torkham - Peshawar railway track in front of the Industrial Area Police picket.
PESHAWAR: The famous Karkhano Market of Peshawar has become a sanctuary for drug addicts in the provincial capital where the abandoned TokhamPeshawar railway track in front of Industrial Area Police picket can be seen with several groups of drug addicts consuming heroin freely in broad daylight.
ISLAMABAD:Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has provided free drug treatment to more than 4100 drug addicts at
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (ANI): The Centre informed the Lok Sabha that it will bring a new rehabilitation policy for drug addicts on the basis of national survey.
The City police launching drive against drug addicts on Friday detained at least 52 persons and handed them over to the Insaniyat Bachao Tehreek (Save Humanity Movement).
Drug addicts should have equal rights with patients in terms of access to therapy and other health services to help them rehabilitate, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou has said.
The presence of drug addicts in the neighborhood instills fear among a vast majority of Filipinos nationwide.