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meanings of addiction


  1. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.
  2. A state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.
  3. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
  4. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.