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addict

addict

/ˈæˌdɪkt/, /əˈdɪkt/
noun
someone who cannot stop taking, using, or smoking a substance
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Addicts take drugs to escape their problems.

They opened free heroin maintenance centers, where addicts would be treated and stabilized.

Today, over 70% of all heroin addicts in Switzerland receive treatment.

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addicted

addicted

/əˈdɪktɪd/
adjective
physically or physiologically unable to stop taking a drug, especially a habit-forming substance or stop doing something, particularly something harmful or unhealthy
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I’m addicted to internet personality tests.

The customers were almost addicted to the coupon day five 580 promotions.

Which drug they get addicted to is more often than not a matter of chance.

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addiction

addiction

/əˈdɪkʃən/
noun
the inability to stop taking, using, or doing something, particularly something harmful or unhealthy
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I have a pretty bad shopping addiction, problem, whatever you wanna call it.

Schedule I drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse and addiction.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff recently compared using Facebook to having a nicotine addiction.

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addictive

addictive

/əˈdɪktɪv/
adjective
causing or characterized by addiction
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Rita Linkner: "The Botox chemical is physically addictive.

Linkner: "The Botox chemical is physically addictive.

That way, it can keep addictive drugs from interacting with brain cells as much.

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alcohol abuse

alcohol abuse

/ˈælkəhˌɑːl ɐbjˈuːs/
noun
excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
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She preferred a life of promiscuity and alcohol abuse to maternal domesticity.

However, in 2003 he lapsed back into alcohol abuse while working on the movie The Big White on location in Alaska.

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alcoholic

alcoholic

/ˌæɫkəˈhɑɫɪk/
noun
a person who has the habit of drinking too much alcohol
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Companies, for the most part, cannot become alcoholics, a human can.

The men and women of Skid Row are not just all drug addicts and alcoholics.

My mother was a chronic alcoholic.

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alcoholic

alcoholic

/ˌæɫkəˈhɑɫɪk/
adjective
characterized by excessive consumption of alcohol and one's powerlessness to break this habit
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Many theaters have also started offering things like alcoholic beverages and full meals.

They are naturally resistant to most antibiotics and can even survive an alcoholic hand gel.

Often simply referred to as alcohol, ethanol is the active ingredient in alcoholic beverages.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

/ˌælkəhˈɑːlɪks ɐnˈɑːnəməs/
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an international organization with a spiritually inclined Twelve Steps Program designed to help people who are trying to stop drinking alcohol

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alcoholism

alcoholism

/ˈæɫkəˌhɔˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a medical condition caused by drinking an excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis
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I mean, unless you count alcoholism.

Binge drinking and alcoholism are a totally different ballgame.

And they're the alcoholism capital of Africa.

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cold turkey

cold turkey

/kˈoʊld tˈɜːki/
noun
an unpleasant state experienced by drug addicts as a result of sudden withdrawal of a habit-forming substance
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So you went cold turkey.

Is it too late to go cold turkey?

It is not too late to go cold turkey.

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cold turkey

cold turkey

/kˈoʊld tˈɜːki/
adverb
in an unexpected and sudden manner
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You might need to alter your behavior, but you don't want to quit cold turkey.

So please don't just quit cold turkey, and think that's the best way.

Well, the only way that I could do it is if I just went cold turkey.

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craving

craving

/ˈkɹeɪvɪŋ/
noun
a prolonged and intense desire for something particular
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Meanwhile, the eel catfish makes its onshore voyage to satisfy its hearty craving for beetles.

Would it have any effect on cravings?

Cue and reward eventually intertwine, creating anticipation and cravings, another essential part of habits.

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dependence

dependence

/dɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
a chronic state marked by being heavily reliant on or controlled by something, particularly alcohol or narcotic drugs
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The end result is a larger pool of qualified people and increased dependence on technology.

It's why companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google are trying to reduce our dependence on them.

Its dependence on helium is a unique business challenge for a retailer.

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dependency

dependency

/dɪˈpɛndənsi/
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the state of being reliant on someone or something, particularly when it is not normal or necessary
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But what we don't want to have is dependency.

Microsoft's 2018 annual report shows its shift away from hardware dependency.

A big hazard is a dependency in the instructions.

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dependent

dependent

/dɪˈpɛndənt/
adjective
not able to stop taking or using something
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You're not just dependent on the floor.

It's all dependent on exactly the color of the Caterpillar fungus.

And so its rate of change is dependent on its partners and their ability to update their maps.

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flashback

flashback

/ˈfɫæʃˌbæk/
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a disturbing, involuntary, and vivid memory of past experiences that suddenly pops up, often as a result of psychological trauma
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Is it foreshadowing if anything with James is actually a flashback?

Yeah they get in that little fight where we see the flashback.

- Ooh, this is almost as awkward as that time when Ally couldn't get a flashback.

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glue-sniffing

glue-sniffing

/ɡlˈuːsnˈɪfɪŋ/
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the habit of deliberately breathing the fumes of certain kinds of glue in order to become intoxicated

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hangover

hangover

/ˈhæˌŋoʊvɝ/
noun
a feeling of illness one feels after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol
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Yeah, I think there is a hangover for American vehicles.

Sort of like getting a bad hangover, but after only a few sips of booze.

Think about a hangover.

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hooked

hooked

/ˈhʊkt/
adjective
addicted to something, particularly to narcotic drugs
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and I am so hooked

Then, they swing around, sink their hooked jaws into the flesh, and latch on.

They tiptoe along on tiny hooked feet, perfectly adapted to a life in the leaves.

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hungover

hungover

/hʌŋɡˈoʊvɚ/
adjective
a person who is hungover is feeling ill because they drank too much alcohol the night before
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And people who are hungover have tons of them in their blood.

So this week, we're hungover.

Yeah, dude, he was hungover.

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narcotic

narcotic

/nɑɹˈkɑtɪk/
adjective
(of a drug or substance) affecting one's mind in a harmful way
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-We just got a spike in calls for narcotic overdoses, mainly in the Muslim community.

It had a narcotic desire for distraction and fantasy.

In 1985, India changed its law to come in line with the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

/nɑːɹkˈɑːɾɪks ɐnˈɑːnəməs/
noun
a nonprofit organization that helps drug users recover from drug addiction

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to overdose

to overdose

/ˈoʊvɝˌdoʊs/
verb
to give or take an excessive amount of a drug at a given time, which could be fatal
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It's almost impossible to overdose on coffee.

And if people don't see the decimal point, someone might overdose on some medication.

Basically keep yourself from overdosing.

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substance abuse

substance abuse

/sˈʌbstəns ɐbjˈuːs/
noun
the habit of drinking an too much alcohol or taking an excessive amount of harmful drug
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Now, he has a similar view of debt that someone recovering from substance abuse might toward drugs or alcohol.

It wouldn’t help you overcome a substance abuse, but it would help with the person’s mood.

And they were in a substance abuse recovery program.

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tolerance

tolerance

/ˈtɑɫɝəns/
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a person's diminished reaction to a substance or drug as it no longer works as it once did following its repeated use
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There's no tolerance.

And so our tolerance for adding friction to the checkout process is very low.

How you decide to interact with debt mostly depends on personal values and tolerance for risk.

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withdrawal

withdrawal

/wɪðˈdɹɔəɫ/, /wɪθˈdɹɔəɫ/
noun
the sudden cut back on or discontinuation of drug taking
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The withdrawal will be complete at the end of 2020 in the Paris Climate Agreement.

This oversensitivity causes withdrawal symptoms, including muscle aches, stomach pains, fever, and vomiting.

Elsewhere in Syria, the withdrawal is less eventful.

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