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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. (Opioids & 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: The Next Generation & 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: The Next Generation & Addiction & Drugs) ibid. Wesley on bridge
24,227. Drugs can make you feel good. (Star Trek: The Next Generation & Addiction & Drugs) ibid. Yar on bridge
27,844. This [morphine] addiction would haunt him all his life. (Nazis & 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 & Genetics) 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, BBC 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 & Opioids) Horizon, Dr Michael Mosley, Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis, BBC 2020
132,605. 5.6 million adult in England and Wales are currently on prescription opioids. (Addiction & Pain & Opioids) ibid.
132,606. Acute and chronic pain are fundamentally different. (Addiction & Pain & Opioids) ibid.
132,607. The majority of opioid prescriptions handed out are for chronic pain. (Addiction & Pain & Opioids) ibid.
132,608. Why are they on it? Who is responsible? (Addiction & Pain & Opioids) ibid.
132,609. These over-the-counter drugs are being abused. (Addiction & Pain & Opioids) 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 & Opioids) ibid.
43,957. Nearly a quarter of all people who try the drug eventually become addicted. (Drugs & Heroin & Addiction) Drugs Inc s1e3: Heroin, 2010
44,263. Paco [paste] produces a powerful and addictive high when smoked ... Dubbed poor man’s Crack, Paco is a cocktail of poisonous chemicals. (Crack & Drugs & Addiction) Drugs Inc s2e1: Crack, 2012
44,264. Paco addiction has spread like wildfire across South America in the last decade. (Crack & Drugs & Addiction) ibid.
44,405. It’s called Pharmageddon. A hidden public health catastrophe caused by America’s addiction to prescription painkillers. Pill popping mums are creating addicts before they are even born. (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) Drugs Inc s2e6: Pill Nation, 2012
44,406. America is hooked and Britain could be going the same way. (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,407. Dealing in painkillers is a hugely profitable business. (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,408. Oxycodone or Hydrocodone: two opioids synthesised from raw opium. (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,409. Snorting or injecting the crushed up pills triggers a huge release of natural endorphins. (Pills & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,410. More Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers than heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine combined. (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,411. The American prescription painkiller epidemic is so widespread addicts and dealers don’t need to go to Mexico to get their fix from dodgy doctors. (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,412. Spurious pain clinics, known as pill mills, are set up to provide painkillers to paying public. (Pills & Pain & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
44,413. Florida’s pill mills feed an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse across America. (Pills & Pain & Florida & Drugs & Oxycodone & Addiction) ibid.
43,797. Alaska is home to the biggest drug problem in America. Its remote location means vast profits for traffickers. On the streets of Anchorage violent gangs fight for control of the drugs trade. But one of the biggest killers in Alaska is illicit alcohol. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) Drugs Inc s3e2: Alaska Heroin Rush, 2012
43,798. Local drug dealers set prices high. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) ibid.
43,799. 20,000 people – almost 3% of Alaska's population – are now addicted to opiates. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) ibid.
43,800. Heroin withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea and in extreme cases even death. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) ibid.
43,801. Heroin can be smoked, snorted or injected. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) ibid.
43,802. Heroin wraps the user in a blissful state of relaxation. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangs US: Alaska & Heroin & Addiction) ibid.
43,897. The majority of drugs are imported. (Drugs & Hawaii & Methamphetamine & Gangs US: Hawaii & Addiction) Drugs Inc s3e3: Hawaiian Ice, 2012
43,898. Since the early 90s Crystal Methamphetamine or Ice has flooded the Pacific chain of eight islands. (Drugs & Hawaii & Methamphetamine & Gangs US: Hawaii & Addiction) ibid.
43,899. Mexican drug gangs now control 70% of the US Meth market. (Drugs & Hawaii & Methamphetamine & Gangs US: Hawaii & Addiction) ibid.
43,900. 58.8% of men arrested in Honolulu tested positive for Meth in 2011. (Drugs & Hawaii & Methamphetamine & Gangs US: Hawaii & Addiction) ibid.
43,817. The life of a homeless addict is a constant struggle to find the money to prevent withdrawal. (Drugs & Puerto Rico & Addiction & Gangs: Puerto Rico) Drugs Inc s3e8: Zombie Island, National Geographic 2012
73,655. ‘Meth is highly addictive. There’s no such thing as once.’ (Drugs & Methamphetamine & Hawaii & Addiction & Gangs US: Hawaii) Drugs Inc s4e12: Going to Extremes, Steve, 2013
73,656. Hawaii ranks second in the US for Meth-related hospital admissions. (Drugs & Methamphetamine & Hawaii & Addiction & Gangs US: Hawaii) ibid.
73,461. 20,000 people, almost 3% of Alaska’s population are now addicted to opiates. (Drugs & Heroin & Alaska & Addiction) Drugs Inc s4e13: Best in the Business, 2013
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.