Example sentences for: addiction

How can you use “addiction” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The most authoritative of the letters I received countering my explanation of “cold turkey” came from an M.D. who said that “the expression alludes to the `gooseflesh' or `duck bumps' that appear on the skin of persons withdrawing from addiction to opiates.

  • Saunders J, Aasland O, Amundsen A, Grant M. Alcohol consumption and related problems among primary health care patients: WHO Collaborative Project on Early Detection of Persons With Harmful Alcohol Consumption, I. Addiction 1993;88:349-62.

  • What's more, the small stakes in video lotteries encourage addiction.

  • Tens of millions of humans, as we know, willingly partake of marijuana, and these differences between rat and human behavior should discourage us from using two rat studies to assert that a) marijuana is addictive in the same way as harder drugs are and b) marijuana primes humans for addiction to harder drugs.

  • Rockefeller's addiction to living in an expensive realm of his own, for creating his own entourage, ultimately accounted for Gerald Ford's decision to toss Rockefeller overboard and pick Bob Dole as his running mate in 1976 (something that will presumably be discussed in Reich's next book).


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