Powerful desire for a substance that cannot be ignored.
Unnaturally strong desire/urge for a substance.
An overpowering urge that people are ill-equipped to control through will.
Usually it cannot be suppressed indefinitely and results in taking the substance.
Cravings are a symptom of the abnormal brain adaptations of addiction.
Craving (formerly called psychological dependence ) is an intense desire to reexperience the effects of a psychoactive substance.
Craving is the cause of relapse after long periods of abstinence.