drug addiction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drug addiction an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
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Usage

In literature:

Now drugs are increasingly verboten, except in a high-stakes, highly-criminal world of highly addictive drugs.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Poor Sir Lucien Pyne, I am sure, was addicted to drugs.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
She exhibited signs of recent illness, and of being addicted to some drug habit; probably morphine.
"The Yellow Claw" by Sax Rohmer
We've seen some of these drug addicts in our own set, as you may readily recall.
"The Efficiency Expert" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Have you ever been addicted to any drug?
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The streets were almost deserted, except for some prowler or desperation-driven drug addict.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Back in the foolish days before you married me, did that drug-addict girl friend of yours ever take you to a genuine orgy?
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Her physical heart was seriously weakened from her addiction to drugs, liquor and vice.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
A junky, a drug addict.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
She had already learned something as to what must be the tortures of the drug-addict deprived of his supply.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
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In news:

The victims were all drug addicts who apparently drank the cough syrup in an attempt to get high, said police officer Multan Khan.
Although Whitney Houston battled prescription drug addiction for years, it is too soon to know if drugs were a cause for her death.
How God can turn anyone—from a hit man to a drug-addicted rock star like me—into a new creation .
With help, couple defeats drug addiction demon .
The disks could only be used to treat addiction if they delivered a different drug than hydromorphone because that drug is not approved by the FDA for treating addiction, only for pain, he said.
Methamphetamine is one of the most addicting drugs in the world and police say it's the most popular drug in Mid-Missouri.
The secret world of healthcare drug addiction .
Maia Campbell talks drug addiction .
Trey Anastasio Opens Up About Past Drug Addiction .
Kptm.com Operation OpioidSAFE Rescues Wounded Soldiers From Prescription Drug Addiction .
Sam Lutfi Details Britney Spears' Alleged Drug Addiction in Court.
Ex-NHL tough guy Chris Nilan opens up about painful recovery from drug addiction .
Henderson will share his struggles to overcome alcohol and drug addiction , andScott Murraywill serve as emcee.
(Editor's Note: To help other parents whose children are struggling with drug addiction s, Cleveland residents Trent and Vicky Willis sought the help of the Cleveland Daily Banner to tell their son's story.
Former NBA player Chris Herren struggled with drug addiction for 14 years.
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In science:

There are suggestions that nonsynaptic diffusion neurotransmission plays a fundamental role in certain sustained brain functions which include vigilance, hunger, mood, responses to certain sensory stimuli as well as abnormal functions like mood disorder, spinal shock, spasticity and drug addiction.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
From 1990 to 2001 the number of registered drug addicts and drug-related crimes went up a nine- and fifteenfold respectively (Sunami, 2007) and continued to rise over the last decade (Mityagin, 2012).
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
Sergey Mityagin from the Saint Petersburg Information and Analytical Center (SPb IAC) for fruitful discussions on the drug addiction profiles in the Russian Federation.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
Mityagin SA (2012) Modeling the spread of drug-addiction through the population on the basis of complex networks (in Russian - Modelirovanie processov narkotizatsiya nasileniya na osnove kompleksnix cetei).
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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