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Talking about addictions in English - Learn English ( Lessons) for Free

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In this lesson, you will learn few words and phrases that will help you to talk about addiction.

To be addicted to: means you can’t do without something.
Example: John is addicted to smoking.

Addict: John is a television addict.
Addictive: Gambling can be quite addictive.
To overcome a habit: means to no longer be addicted to be something
John overcame his addiction to something.

To kick a habit: to get rid of a habit.
Ryan wants to kick the habit of smoking.

General words used to show a person is an addict: add ‘holic’

Alcoholic: someone who can’t do without drinking.
Workaholic: a person who works 24/7 and has no social life.
Shopaholic: people addicted to shopping
Webholic: someone who loves surfing the internet
Chocoholic: someone who can’t resist chocolates and must eat a few of them daily
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