Home > > Addiction > Signs of Addiction

Signs of Addiction

Find out if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction from our informative articles. Spot the signs early so you can get the help you need.

Two boys sit playing video games at a convention, unaware of the dangers of gaming disorder.

Gaming Disorder: A New Addiction

By Audrey Beim

New technology isn't the only emerging trend in gaming. The World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies video-game addiction... Continue Reading

Man in a stressful situation struggles with addiction.

The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

One study might suggest an individual's view of himself within society as a predictor of substance abuse. Continue Reading

Inside the Mind of a Porn Addict

By Caitlin Thiede

As pornography becomes more and more prevalent in the digital age, the opportunity for addiction presents itself much more freq... Continue Reading

Is Addiction a Choice, a Disease, or Both?

By Caitlin Thiede

The great debate of addiction as a matter of choice or disease is ongoing. Steven Slate's controversial approach to addiction m... Continue Reading

3 Signs the Beast of Addiction is Eating You Alive

By Caitlin Thiede

We each of have two wolves inside us fighting for dominance—a good wolf and a bad wolf. The one we feed is the one that wins. Continue Reading

What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

Anyone who drinks regularly or even occasionally should pay attention to the statistics and definitions by health experts of wh... Continue Reading

Professionals are addicted to mobile phones, study says

Cell Phone Fever: Study Reveals Professionals Are Hooked

By Caitlin Thiede

Researchers used a professional networking site to survey white-collar workers across the globe in order to better understand t... Continue Reading

5 Signs a Healthy Habit is Becoming an Addiction

By Caitlin Thiede

If anything in excess is a bad thing, can we actually overdo the things that are meant to help us? Continue Reading

Understanding Nifaliophobia: The Fear of Being Sober

By Rebecca Kovacs

The recovering alcoholic may think that they won’t fit in or be able to partake in events without alcohol, or people will think... Continue Reading

3 Tactics I Employed to Hide That I Was a Problem Drinker

By Christopher McSpadden

An active addict is a physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted person. They need everything to seem normal on the outsid... Continue Reading

How to Tell If You or Someone You Love is Addicted to Prescription Medication

While prescription pain medications are often useful and sometimes necessary to treat moderate to severe pain, they are far fro... Continue Reading

One is the Loneliest Number, Especially for an Addict

By Audrey Beim

It's difficult for a recovering addict to lead a sober lifestyle on their own. Creating a support team and relating to others i... Continue Reading

How Addiction Affects the Mind, Body and Soul

By Colleen Marlett

Healing all three requires substantially more effort and the appropriate rehabilitation program, but there is always hope. Continue Reading

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: What to Expect

By Colleen Marlett

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (also known as PAWS) is a condition that can occur for weeks, months or even years after your in... Continue Reading

5 Questions Your Teen Will Say 'Yes' to if They're Addicted to Social Media

By Caitlin Thiede

In 2016, there were 2.34 billion social network users worldwide. With sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook even more acce... Continue Reading