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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.

Man hides hides his alcohol problem

5 Subtle Signs That You Might Have a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

Checking off most of these signs means you have to think very carefully about the reasons why you work so hard to hide your dri... Continue Reading

Man hesitates to call for addiction help

Why Seeking Treatment is the First Big Obstacle

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.

The reality is that entering treatment can easily cause a great deal of anxiety, fear and confusion. Continue Reading

Woman in active addiction stares into a fiery night sky

What It Feels Like to Be an Addict

By Kasey Cook

No one wants to feel like they are out of control of their own lives and, unfortunately, unless you are an addict or a recoveri... Continue Reading

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What If Addiction is Your Wake-Up Call?

By Dominica Applegate

Recognizing what your innermost self is trying to tell you can give you the opportunity to finally stop running away so you can... Continue Reading

Are You a Stress Addict?

By Dominica Applegate

Chronic stress is at an all-time high in the U.S., but people may be getting addicted to it. Find out the importance of taking ... Continue Reading

Addiction Switching: A Personal Account

By Robin Bright

One writer shares how she's uncovered the root issues in her life and is finding freedom through it. Continue Reading

Substance Abuse in the Creative World: Its Cycle and Misconceptions

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Research suggests that while there are artists who use substances as a creative tool, some may actually be trying to escape ser... Continue Reading

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5 Thought Patterns That Can Easily Lead to a Relapse

By Dominica Applegate

If you're not carefully monitoring your thought patterns, you can end up relapsing due to addictive thought patterns that fuel ... Continue Reading

Gambling Addiction: A Real Disorder

By Tess Chedsey

The consequences of this impulse-control disorder can be very serious. Continue Reading

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Will Your Child Be An Addict Too?

By Elizabeth Seward

A question every parent with a history of addiction may ask. Continue Reading

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Is Addiction a Disease?

By Rudolph Hatfield

According to many treatment professionals addictions are brain diseases. But are they really? Continue Reading

How to Approach the Topic of Drugs at Every Stage of Your Child's Life

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

By age 13, roughly 8.1% of kids have tried marijuana, and 20.5% have tried alcohol or some other drug. Learn how to start the c... Continue Reading

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Teenage Drug Use: What You Can Do

By Angel W. Abott

Teenage drug use is a big concern for parents. Learn how to read the signs and approach the situation if you think your teen is... Continue Reading

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6 Common Personality Traits of an Addict

By Tess Chedsey

Addictive Personality Disorder isn't a formal diagnosis but these six common personality traits found in addicts may make for a... Continue Reading

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Why Some People Become Addicts and Others Don't

By Angel W. Abott

The nature of addiction is a mystery, but there are certain signs and behaviors that you can look for to better understand the ... Continue Reading

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