drug addiction

Definitions of drug addiction
  1. noun
    an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
    synonyms: white plague
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    alcohol addiction, alcoholism, drunkenness, inebriation
    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
    type of:
    addiction, dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation
    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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