Communicable Disease Center
former name of Centers for Disease Control.
What’s Wrong With The Word “Addict”?The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning "assigned, surrendered." But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date.
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