Thomas Gerbasi remembers the professional alcoholic, doper, addict, and five-time world-champion boxer.
But the majority of the time is spent dissembling the system that has enabled the addict to finance and feed their affliction.
An addict does not use heroin to get a thrill—never does Bill experience joy from heroin.
“What would make him an addict is if his behavior gets in the way of his day-to-day functioning,” says one psychologist.
Detoxification is never a pleasant experience, as any addict can attest.
And it is a very risky thing for a woman to marry an addict with the idea of reforming him.
He decided that she must be an addict of some drug, perhaps like the black lotus of Xuthal.
If we addict ourselves to the vices of the age, can we warn the people against them with any hope of success?
He's a man dressed in a weird outfit out of an addict's nightmare and appears to be the boss of this crew of rugged campers.
He was a gambler and this talk was like the taste of drugs to an addict.
1530s (implied in addicted), from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; give assent, make over, sell," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray" from ad- "to" (see ad-) + dicere "say, declare" (see diction), but also "adjudge, allot." Earlier in English as an adjective, "delivered, devoted" (1520s). Related: Addicted; addicting.
1909, in reference to morphine, from addict (v.).
addict ad·dict (ə-dĭkt')
v. ad·dict·ed, ad·dict·ing, ad·dicts
To become or cause to become compulsively and physiologically dependent on a habit-forming substance. n. (ād'ĭkt)
One who is addicted, as to narcotics.