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Am I misunderstanding or is the author saying "craving for someone" is also a substance addiction:

"Romantic attraction, defined by an intense yearning for another person, not unlike a substance addiction, where the affected craves someone or something." (J. Nordberg, Underground Girls of Kabul).

Thanks a lot.
  • heypresto

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    English - England
    No. the author is saying that a craving for someone is "not unlike" a substance addiction. Which means that a craving for someone is like a substance addiction - not also a substance addiction.
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