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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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Behavioral Signs You or a Loved One May Have an Addiction

By Nicole Arzt

Addiction isn't always apparent. The shame and stigma are pervasive. As a result, many withhold, lie, and manipulate their trut... Continue Reading

The disease model of addiction

The Disease Model of Addiction: History and Perspectives

By Dawn Hurley

Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading

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Are Teen Eating Disorders a Precursor to Substance Abuse?

By Nicole Arzt

Up to 35 percent of people with substance use disorders also have an eating disorder. Continue Reading

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Study: Phone Addiction is the New Drunk Driving

By Nicole Arzt

Our smartphone reliance has transcended from mere entertainment to life-or-death situations. 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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The Dangers of Using Food as a Coping Mechanism

By Erica Lee

Food is just another substance upon which anyone is subject to form a dependence. 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

Addiction treatment providers have long concluded that many of their patients have at least 5 addictive personality traits in c... Continue Reading

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The Difference Between Medication Use and Drug Abuse

By Elizabeth Seward

Prescription medication abuse and painkiller overdoses have increased dramatically over the years. 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

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The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

During times of stress, addicts reach out to their favorite substances to help get through the situation. 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

We each have 2 wolves inside us—good and bad—fighting for dominance. The one we feed is the one that wins. Continue Reading

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What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

For anyone who drinks, alcoholic or not, this information can help you detect signs of addiction. Continue Reading

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