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What is Addiction?
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Addiction means that a large part of a person's life is devoted to buying and taking drugs.

Addiction usually applies to regular, heavy users of drugs such as heroin or cocaine but it could also involve other drugs or alcohol – hence the term alcoholic.

The term addiction and addict, however, conjure up all sorts of negative images of people and dehumanise those it is applied to. Some people even believe that addiction is a disease and that once people are addicts they will always be addicts, even though there is no real evidence to support this view.