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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.

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STUDY: Alcoholics and Social Media Addicts Have Similar Personality Traits

By Audrey Beim

A recent study revealed that compulsive social media activity is predicted by some of the same characteristics of alcohol abuse. Continue Reading

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Why Addicts Have the Need to Escape

Not all escapes are beneficial and healthy for the mind, soul and body. Continue Reading

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The Difference Between Prescription Medication Use and Abuse

By Elizabeth Seward

There's nothing wrong with using prescribed medication, unless if it's for recreational use. Continue Reading

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Study Finds Half of U.S. Adults Who Consume Alcohol Drink Way Too Much

By Audrey Beim

Not only does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report an estimated 88,000 preventable alcohol-related death... Continue Reading

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

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3 Signs a Healthy Habit is Becoming an Addiction

By Caitlin Thiede

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

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

By Patrick Biegler

It's important to monitor your intake of these medications and maintain an open, honest dialogue with your doctor. Continue Reading

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