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addicted

adjective accustomed, attached, fanatic, given over, habituated, imbued with, in the habit, obsessed with, prone to, rei deditus, surrendered to, under the influence of, wedded to
Associated concepts: addicted to alcohol, addicted to drugs, addicted to pills
See also: accustomed, inveterate
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More than 300 babies are born addicted to crack cocaine, heroin and other illegal drugs every year in Scotland.
Therefore the logic is clear, I suggest, that we take highly addicted offenders out of committing crime to feed their addiction, into closely supervised treatment programmes that, as part of the programme, can prescribe diamorphine.
In the end, people who become addicted could be much worse off biologically than when they started," says Joseph Frascella, Ph.
She's in talks with Forrest Whitaker (director of the 1995 hit film Waiting to Exhale, adapted from Terry McMillan's best-selling novel) to direct the film version of Addicted.
Employees who work hard, with great energy and dedication, are not necessarily addicted to their work.
But studies conducted during the last two decades have consistently found that patients in pain who receive opioids (opiates or synthetics with similar effects) rarely become addicted.
The junkies are addicted to crack and heroin; the media are addicted to sensationalism; and the politicians are hooked on platitudes and inaction.
Many people are addicted to shopping or gambling and simply use the internet as a tool.
For those who are drug-dependent or addicted and cannot gain access to effective treatment, these laws dictate a life of crime and of degradation, deceit, and (for the poor) prostitution and drug trafficking to obtain the money needed to shop in a violent and expensive marketplace," writes Ernest Drucker in Public Health Reports.
Other portraits, such as those of addicted Hollywood stars, canny traffickers and daring enforcement agents play on more familiar images of celebrity debauchery and drug market violence.
For a real blood boiler, consider the case of pregnant women addicted to drugs.
Also, many infants born to addicted mothers remain in NICU for months.