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Addiction is a physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances, for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin and other drugs. The term addiction is also sometimes applied to compulsions that are not substance-related, such as compulsive shopping, sex addiction/compulsive sex, overeating, problem gambling and computer addiction.

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noise addiction

Psychiatry; Addiction

Noise addiction is a necessity to produce noise and to expose oneself to noise.

drink shrink

Psychiatry; Addiction

A drink shrink is a psychiatrist who specialises in alcohol problems. He or she is a psychiatrist specialising in alcohol addition issues.

Crush fetish

Psychology; Psychological disorders

A crush fetish is a fetish and a paraphilia in which one is sexually aroused when someone crushes objects, food, and sometimes small animals (frequently insects) with their body, usually under their ...

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