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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It is time that society and the government take a firm stand on preventing the drug addiction through a mix of reforms.
FILE - Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, Awqaf Minister CAIRO - 23 February 2018: Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa called for decisively confronting drug addiction that poses a grave danger to youth and the whole society.
What we need to understand is that drug addiction must surely be a sin and a crime, but it is also a problem, just like terrorism, that comes with a solution
Apart from a very good family support, your best approach to the problem will be for you to seek the services of experts in drug addiction management.
I went through many comments, videos, etc, making fun of Kamlesh and his dangerous drug addiction.
A walk was organized to create awareness among people about drug addiction and its adverse effects on individuals and people even families related to them and society.
Funded by the US government, this project will create national and regional networks for epidemiological surveillance of drug addiction in five African Union member states in 2017.
Through the solidarity of the Lebanese society, we will be able to confront and overcome this drug addiction predicament," President Aoun's statement came via his personal account on Twitter.
Her daughter Billie Lourd said she "ultimately" died of drug addiction and mental illness after the coroner on Friday said Fisher had taken multiple drugs before her death.
It costs less than $200 and successful completion of this CME program allows FPs to deliver office-based opioid dependency interventions as per the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.
PESHAWAR -- Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has committed to eliminate the curse of drug addiction from the society and provide a healthy environment to the coming generation.
The NDDCB has revealed that nearly 1,000 to 2,000 people fall victim to drug addiction each year.