addict | Definition


The term addict refers to a person who is physically or psychologically dependent on a substance or activity.

This dependence can lead to a strong craving for the substance or activity, and a person who is an addict may feel that they are unable to function without it. Addicts may continue to use the substance or engage in the activity despite negative consequences, such as health problems, social isolation, financial difficulties, or legal issues. Substance addiction refers to dependence on substances such as drugs or alcohol, while behavioral addictions refer to unhealthy dependencies on activities such as gambling, shopping, or internet use. Addiction can seriously impact a person’s health, relationships, and overall well-being, and it often requires professional treatment to overcome.

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