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What is the meaning of addicted?

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Asked: 2018-01-28 02:06:05
I’ve started volunteering at a homeless shelter and during my first day today, I saw some people in really bad shape. I’ve been told some of them are using drugs, are they in bad shape cos they are addicted or just cos they sleep rough?


Answered: 2018-01-28 06:13:49

Addiction is an illness and it can cause people to end up on the streets. Addiction means that they are dependent on something, whether that be drugs or alcohol and it causes many issues in someone’s life.


Answered: 2018-01-30 01:35:02

It could be either or both. Some people fall into using drugs on the streets, but it doesn’t mean they are all addicted. Addiction is when that is the only thing they really care about it. Some of them may be homeless because they are addicted.

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