addictive drugs

addictive drugs
Any drug, natural or synthetic, which causes periodic or chronic intoxication by its repeated consumption

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • addictive drugs — narcotics that are habit forming …   English contemporary dictionary

  • addictive — ad·dic·tive /ə dik tiv/ adj: causing or characterized by addiction addictive drugs Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • addictive — 1. adjective /əˈdɪktɪv/ a) Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit forming. These are addictive drugs. b) Characterized by or susceptible to addiction. He has an addictive personality. Syn: habit forming …   Wiktionary

  • addictive — ad·dic·tive ə dik tiv adj causing or characterized by addiction <addictive drugs> …   Medical dictionary

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  • Addictive behavior — is any activity, substance, object, or behavior that has become the major focus of a person s life to the exclusion of other activities, or that has begun to harm the individual or others physically, mentally, or socially.A person can become… …   Wikipedia

  • drugs — The problem of drug abuse, the use of drugs for pleasure, is common in Britain and the US, especially among young people, but using drugs is illegal in both countries. Most teenagers try drugs before they leave school, and many of them use drugs… …   Universalium

  • drugs — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Medicinal substances Nouns 1. drugs; therapeutic drugs (see remedy); drug or substance abuse; drug addiction, [chemical] dependency, physical or psychological dependence, habit, reverse tolerance; glue… …   English dictionary for students

  • addictive — /əˈdɪktɪv/ (say uh diktiv) adjective 1. (especially of drugs) causing or tending to cause addiction: *it s impossible to be addicted to sex since there is no addictive substance involved. –sunday herald sun, 1992. –noun 2. an addictive agent …   Australian English dictionary

  • addictive personality — noun A personality prone to addiction or obsession. People who have addictive personalities are advised to avoid caffeine, alcohol and other drugs …   Wiktionary

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