Addiction vs Tendency - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between addiction and tendency

is that addiction is (medicine) a state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequencesangres dh, bettinardi-angres k (october 2008) "the disease of addiction: origins, treatment, and recovery" dis mon 54 (10): 696–721 doi:101016/jdisamonth200807002 pmid 18790142malenka rc, nestler ej, hyman se (2009) "chapter 15: reinforcement and addictive disorders" in sydor a, brown ry molecular neuropharmacology: a foundation for clinical neuroscience (2nd ed) new york: mcgraw-hill medical pp 364–365, 375 isbn 9780071481274 "the defining feature of addiction is compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences compulsive eating, shopping, gambling, and sex–so-called “natural addictions”– indeed, addiction to both drugs and behavioral rewards may arise from similar dysregulation of the mesolimbic dopamine system" while tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

addiction

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Noun

(wikipedia addiction) (en noun)
  • (medicine) A state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.Angres DH, Bettinardi-Angres K (October 2008). "The disease of addiction: origins, treatment, and recovery". Dis Mon 54 (10): 696–721. doi:10.1016/j.disamonth.2008.07.002. PMID 18790142.Malenka RC, Nestler EJ, Hyman SE (2009). "Chapter 15: Reinforcement and Addictive Disorders". In Sydor A, Brown RY. Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. pp. 364–365, 375. ISBN 9780071481274. "The defining feature of addiction is compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences. ...compulsive eating, shopping, gambling, and sex–so-called “natural addictions”– Indeed, addiction to both drugs and behavioral rewards may arise from similar dysregulation of the mesolimbic dopamine system."
  • The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
  • A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
  • A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.
  • His addiction was to courses vain.'' ''Shakespeare .

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    Noun

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  • tendency

    English

    Noun

    (tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend