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103,409. It’s the combination of a susceptible individual and the potentially addictive substance or behaviour that actually then makes for a full flowering of addiction. (Society & Addiction) Gabor Maté, interview Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, 2011
116,148. You’re psychologically addicted from the first time you have it for the rest of your life. (Opium & Heroin & Addiction) Traffik VI ***** Caroline, Channel 4 1989
20,831. Welcome back, Jack, to the house of addiction. (GBH Films & Addiction) Croupier 1998 starring Clive Owen & Alex Kingston & Gina McKee & Kate Hardie & Nicholas Ball & Alexander Morton & Nick Reding & Paul Reynolds & Barnaby Kay, director Mike Hodges
20,904. The City 1986: The number of addicted born in Manhattan area hospitals has risen steadily over the past few years. (GBH Films & Addiction) New Jack City 1991 starring Wesley Snipes & Ice-T & Judd Nelson & Allen Paynes & Chris Rock & Bill Nunn & Russell Wong & Bill Cobbs & Christopher Williams et al, director Mario van Peebles, news commentary
24,225. It’s an addiction. The physical and psychological need is very real. (Star Trek & Addiction & Drugs) Star Trek: The Next Generation s1e22: Symbiosis, Doctor Crusher on bridge
24,226. What I can’t understand is why anyone would voluntarily become dependent on a chemical. (Star Trek & Addiction & Drugs) ibid. Wesley on bridge
24,227. Drugs can make you feel good. (Star Trek & Addiction & Drugs) ibid. Yar on bridge
27,844. This [morphine] addiction would haunt him all his life. (Nazi & Addiction) Goering: A Career: Seduction of Power, Military Channel 2012
42,981. Addiction is a psychological problem, first of all ... There is no gene for alcoholism. (Alcohol & Addiction & Gene) Dr Lance Dodes, Harvard Medical School, author The Heart of Addiction
42,982. Addiction is a choice; it’s not a disease ... Addiction is a behaviour ... Addiction and alcoholism do not meet that criteria for a disease classification. (Alcohol & Addiction & Disease) Dr Jeffrey A Schaler
43,781. Jo is still battling her addiction. The drug she craves is the Codeine in extra-strength painkillers. (Drugs & Pharmaceuticals & Addiction & Pain) Horizon: Pill Poppers, 2010
98,243. Steroids are addictive in 30% of users. (Sport & Cheat & Steroids & Doping & Addiction) Horizon: Sports Doping – Winning at Any Cost, BBC 2016
132,604. Britain is in the grip of a drug crisis: each year more than five million of us are prescribed opioids, painkillers which can be as powerful as Class A drugs. In America a prescription opioid epidemic accounts for more deaths than gun crime. Now a landmark report suggest we may also have a problem. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) Horizon, Dr Michael Mosley, Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis
132,605. 5.6 million adult in England and Wales are currently on prescription opioids. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
132,606. Acute and chronic pain are fundamentally different. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
132,607. The majority of opioid prescriptions handed out are for chronic pain. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
132,608. Why are they on it? Who is responsible? (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
132,609. These over-the-counter drugs are being abused. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
132,610. A Public Health England report found that it’s people who live in deprived areas who are more likely to be prescribed opioids. (Addiction & Pain & Opioid) ibid.
43,957. Nearly a quarter of all people who try the drug eventually become addicted. (Drugs & Heroin & Addiction) Drugs Inc s1e3: Heroin, 2010
43,817. The life of a homeless addict is a constant struggle to find the money to prevent withdrawal. (Drugs & Puerto Rico & Addiction & Gangstas) Drugs Inc s3e8: Zombie Island, 2012
104,164. They all are the undead: a colony of people living closer to death than life. Walking the earth in search of the next hit. Distorted and devastated in the global scourge known as Drugs Inc. (Drugs & Addiction) Drugs Inc s7e9: The Living Dead, 2015
104,165. Puerto Rico: a paradise for some, a prison for others. Drugs slither through the streets here affecting addiction with a venomous bite. (Drugs & Addiction & Puerto Rico) ibid.
104,166. Across the Atlantic in Tbilisi a very different drug sucks the life of addicts: here, desomorphine, better known as Krokodil, has taken hold. (Drugs & Addiction & Georgia) ibid.
104,167. There are 700,000 heroin users in the US - double those in 2005. (Drugs & Addiction & Heroin) ibid.
104,168. 81% of first-time heroin users previously abused prescription pills. (Drugs & Addiction & Heroin) ibid.
43,852. They're young and hopelessly addicted. A new generation of heroin junkies. (Drugs & Heroin & Addiction) Drugged: High on Heroin, National Geographic 2013
43,860. An addict is vulnerable to lung diseases such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis. (Drugs & Addiction) ibid.
43,940. I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing. (Heroin & Addiction) William S Burroughs
62,436. The answer is that he usually does not intend to become an addict. You don’t wake up one morning and decide to be a drug addict. It takes at least three months’ shooting twice a day to get any habit at all. And you don’t really know what junk sickness is until you have had several habits. It took me almost six months to get my first habit, and then the withdrawal symptoms were mild. I think it no exaggeration to say it takes about a year and several hundred injections to make an addict. William S Burroughs
44,181. Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating. (Cannabis & Addiction) Richard Neville
44,238. About one person in twenty who takes the drug for the first time becomes addicted in the first year. And about a fifth of users become addicted in their own lifetime. (Cocaine & Addiction) Dr John Marsden
45,612. We’re addicts, Elizabeth. You and I. (Film & Drunk & Addiction) The Richard Burton Diaries, BBC 2013
43,685. In this country, don’t forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There’s no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. (Drugs & Habit & Addiction & Jazz & Heroin) Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues 1956
58,481. All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. (Sin & Addiction & Damnation) W H Auden, A Certain World, 1970
62,431. The draw of the supernatural proved addictive to readers of fiction. (Addiction & Fiction) Faulks on Fiction: The Villains 4/4
62,432. Nobody chooses to become an addict ... Addiction is a disease. Dr John Halpern, psychiatrist Harvard University
62,433. Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. Susan Cheever
62,434. What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behaviour is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel OK. Moby
62,435. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. C G Jung
65,615. I’ve seen many people stumble into drug addiction. And stripped of their pride, dignity and self-belief. Luigi lost a lot and ultimately addiction stripped him of his life. Deadliest Drugs
72,756. The idea that certain foods can be addictive is highly controversial. (Fat & Diet & Eat & Food & Obesity & Appetite & Weight & Addiction & Sugar) Jacques Peretti, The Men Who Made Us Fat I, BBC 2012
72,919. It’s 1749. London is in the grip of addiction. Gin. It’s dirt cheap. And it’s turning the capital into a nest of vice and destruction. (Fiction & London & Addiction & Alcohol & Literature) Henry Hitchens, Birth of the British Novel, BBC
73,884. Up to half a million people in the UK estimated to be problem gamblers. And that number is rising. (Gambling & Addiction) Alexis Conran, Gambling, Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler, BBC 2012
74,885. How does the occasional flutter turn into a daily fix? (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,886. Why are we leaving the door open to people who have got that problem? (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,887. These days you can get your fix in perfect isolation. (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,888. The urge to gamble can be with you all your life. (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,889. It wasn’t the winning that thrilled him but the near misses. (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,890. You’ll always be an addict or an addict in recovery. (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.
73,891. Gambling addiction is a disease. (Gambling & Addiction) ibid.