Definition of drug addict in English:

drug addict


  • A person who is addicted to an illegal drug.

    • ‘Campbell entered the race vowing to help Vancouver's drug addicts.’
    • ‘For every decent family there was a drug dealer, for every working person a hopeless drug addict.’
    • ‘The only things you were sure to find in Angel Meadow Park were the hundreds of needles left by drug addicts.’
    • ‘In 2002 Kate, then 15, met a 25-year-old drug addict.’
    • ‘The two tenants lived two floors apart in a block of flats notorious for housing drug addicts in New York's Bronx district.’
    • ‘Special restrictions exist on the prescription of medicines for drug addicts.’
    • ‘Most of the people living in bedsits around here are drug addicts or have been in prison.’
    • ‘Neither am I comparing unfortunate drug addicts with stray dogs.’
    • ‘Her mother is a drug addict who has locked her out on several occasions.’
    • ‘The five were drug addicts working on the streets of Ipswich.’
    • ‘The chief architect behind the Government's downgrading of cannabis has a relative who is a drug addict, it was revealed yesterday.’
    • ‘I'm selling it on behalf of a drug addict who needs the money.’
    • ‘The context was that of a drug addict who was receiving treatment.’
    • ‘This man was a convicted drug addict who had falsified prescriptions to get his fixes.’
    • ‘It is the drug addicts, he said, who were desperate for money who posed the real threat.’
    • ‘Sometimes their parents are drug addicts or criminals.’
    • ‘If we catch kids smoking pot we don't automatically think they're going to become hardcore drug addicts.’
    • ‘The stories give an insight into the tragic lives and deaths of drug addicts on the fringes of society.’
    • ‘The youngster survived for weeks alone after the death of his mother, a recovering drug addict.’
    • ‘Mr Jackson said: "He asked me if I had money and told me he was a drug addict."’
    drug abuser, drug user
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drug addict