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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.

binge eating teen

Are Teen Eating Disorders a Precursor to Addiction in Adulthood?

By Nicole Arzt

Research from NEDA shows that a staggering 50 percent of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or illi... Continue Reading

phone addict

Study: Phone Addiction is the New Drunk Driving

By Nicole Arzt

Distracted driving has created a serious dilemma: experts are now comparing phone addiction to drunk driving. Continue Reading

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The Myth of the 'Happy Drunk'

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 happy drunk is often times more at risk for liver disease, accidental overdose and suicide. Continue Reading

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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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Study: Half of Adults Who Consume Alcohol Drink Way Too Much

By Audrey Beim

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that more than 15 million adults and 620,000 adolescents already ... Continue Reading

Man in a stressful situation struggles with addiction.

The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Addiction is being revealed by scientific studies to be much more complex than previously thought. 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

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Is Addiction a Choice, a Disease, or Both?

By Caitlin Thiede

Steven Slate's controversial approach to addiction may be just the thing we need to help us stop judging addicts once and for all. Continue Reading

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3 Signs the Beast of Addiction is Eating You Alive

By Caitlin Thiede

Instead of using our good wolf to fight the bad wolf within us, addiction feeds the bad wolf until it becomes so strong it devo... Continue Reading

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What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

Anyone who drinks regularly should pay attention to the statistics and definitions by health experts of what really constitutes... 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

Man coping with Nifaliophobia

Understanding Nifaliophobia: The Fear of Being Sober

By Rebecca Kovacs

The fear of getting sober is more common than we may think. But the problem runs deeper than just simply being able to quit and... Continue Reading

problem drinker

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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