What is addiction?

  • (noun): An abnormally strong craving.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse dependency consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors.

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More definitions of "addiction":

  • (noun): Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
    Synonyms: dependence, dependency, habituation
  • (noun): (Roman law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master.
    Example: "Under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"

Famous quotes containing the word addiction:

    All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)