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

By Christopher McSpadden

These are just small examples of tactics used by myself and other addicts alike. 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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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. Continue Reading

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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

4 Ways to Figure Out What Kind of Drug Your Loved One is Using

By Colleen Marlett

Knowing what drug you're loved one is abusing is the first step in helping to conquer the addiction. We give you tips on how to... Continue Reading

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The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Get Sober

By Lisa OBrien

For me and so many people in active addiction, the excuses were plentiful. Read on and see if any of the following excuses ring... Continue Reading

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When the Fog Cleared: The Moment I Knew I Was a Pain Pill Addict

By Patrick Biegler

We can all recover if we have the will and courage to follow the path to recovery. Continue Reading

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4 Predictable Warning Signs of a Relapse

By M. Lujan

It’s when we are caught off guard and with no knowledge of how to cope with such things when addicts may find themselves in tro... Continue Reading

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The Sick Cycle of Codependency

By Lisa OBrien

A codependent is always reaching to fix something, stretching to accommodate another and moving quickly to cover up the last pr... Continue Reading

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Why Addiction is an Endless Loop

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

When you do the math, it becomes quite clear why the disease of addiction is so complex and difficult to treat. Continue Reading

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How to Spot an Addictive Personality

By Addiction Helper

It is important for those who are beginning to realize they require help and concerned family members to learn what they can ab... Continue Reading

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6 Common Ways People Rationalize Addiction

By Audrey Beim

Rationalizing is something most of us do every day. In terms of addiction, however, rationalization can have serious or possibl... Continue Reading

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STUDY: We All Have Addiction-Like Tendencies

By Nina Bradshaw

In an August 2016 article, psychology professor Brian Anderson asserts that everyone, to some extent, is wired for addiction. Continue Reading

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