Addictive Behavior


MSH: The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.,NCI: Uncontrollable craving, seeking, and use of a substance such as a drug or alcohol.

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