Definition of Drug addict

1. Noun. A narcotics addict.

Exact synonyms: Junkie, Junky
Generic synonyms: Addict
Specialized synonyms: Cocaine Addict, Binger, Crack Addict, Heroin Addict, Opium Addict, Opium Taker, Withdrawer

Definition of Drug addict

1. Noun. A person with a chemical or psychological dependency on a drug, especially one which is illegal or improperly procured. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drug Addict

drug-drug interaction
drug-induced cholestasis
drug-induced diarrhoea
drug-induced disease
drug-induced eosinophilic lung disease
drug-induced hepatitis
drug-induced lupus
drug-induced tremor
drug abuse
drug activity
drug addict (current term)
drug addiction
drug addicts
drug administration routes
drug administration schedule
drug allergy
drug and narcotic control
drug approval
drug baron
drug barons
drug bust
drug carriers
drug cartel
drug cocktail
drug combinations

Literary usage of Drug addict

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The term "drug addict" is obsolete because it implies physical ... "Drug dependent" has not found common acceptance as an updated term for drug addict, ..."

2. The Narcotic Drug Problem by Ernest Simons Bishop (1920)
"That the influence and importance of inhibition of function and autointoxication in the development, and manifestations of the narcotic drug addict has ..."

3. Poverty and Dependency: Their Relief and Prevention by John Lewis Gillin (1921)
"CLASSES OF drug addictS The drug addict is not always only an habitual user of ... There is the criminal drug addict, irregular in habits, who contracts the ..."

4. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"It is true that when a drug addict is given a choice between gaol and a drug ... However, a drug addict has little choice to start off with because of his ..."

5. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"Let it by no means be understood that every drug addict belongs to this class. Such is certainly not the case. The following figures, obtained from two ..."

6. Drug Abuse Curriculum for Employee Assistance Program Professionalsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Thus, a drug addict usually develops both. Though initially using drugs for pleasurable effects, drug addicts in late stages may have few or very brief ..."

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