- The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes and professions. – Patrick J. Kennedy
The Bad Bet: How has the “crack cocaine of gambling” affected Illinois? The State Hasn’t Bothered to Check. (ProPublica 2/20/19)