Definitions

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  • adj. addicted to a drug

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Examples

  • Most of the stories are conventional slices-of-life revealing something essential about Beth's upbringing by a drug-addicted, borderline mentally ill mother, her attempts to cope with the miserable circumstances in which she is forced to live, her escape from those circumstances and subsequent efforts to establish some sense of normalcy for herself, etc.

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  • He had the best, but fell victim to all the worst  “Sin City” has to offer, ending in his demise – drug-addicted, barred from the only life he really knew (casino life), his live-in lover and his best friend accused of his murder.

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  • I then watched with growing discomfort as I realized that these women, poor women, desperate women, drug-addicted women, women under the control of a pimp, women who are victims of violence and exploitation, were being used to highlight wealthy celebrities' poor fashion choices.

    Rachel Lloyd: The Power Behind Policing Fashion

  • Instead, the changes are designed to reduce the current prison population by, for example, offering treatment to drug-addicted parolees to prevent them from returning to prison for lengthy periods after their release.

    States Seek Prison Breaks

  • The British actor Christian Bale has won the best supporting actor Oscar for his performance as a drug-addicted former boxer in The Fighter.

    Oscars 2011: Christian Bale wins fight for best supporting actor award

  • They broke through with Half Nelson, a very conventional story about a drug-addicted school teacher enlivened mightily by an astonishing performance by Ryan Gosling.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Keep Your "Eyes On The Prize" and "Superman" (Not That One) And More

  • Not only is The Last Child told from multiple perspectives, but the voices truly challenged me: a thirteen-year-old boy traumatized after the disappearance of his twin sister yet still innocent enough to believe in magic, the boy’s grief-stricken, drug-addicted mother, a three-hundred-pound escaped convict with the mind of an innocent and the voice of God in his head …

    John Hart - An interview with author

  • First, and most importantly, drug courts are the nation's most effective strategy in reducing recidivism -- especially among drug-addicted, nonviolent offenders with long criminal histories.

    Rep. Mike Honda: Drug Courts Are Crucial to Criminal Justice Reform

  • I also wanted to know why they weren't drug-addicted, sex-addict, homicidal maniacs from watching all these movies.

    The Storm Before the Calm

  • Next come two episodes adrift in relentless noise—a lot of it from a wearying plot turn involving Andrew Dice Clay—and in clichés about the dark side of Hollywood, drug-addicted producers, etc.

    Therapy as Shock Treatment

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