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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 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

Can there actually be such a thing as a fear of sobriety? Absolutely. And there’s a word for it: Nifaliophobia. Continue Reading

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

By Christopher McSpadden

Alcohol abusers need everything to seem normal in order to avoid questions about their behavior. Continue Reading

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How to Tell if Someone is Addicted to Prescription Medication

By Patrick Biegler

While prescription medications are often useful and necessary to treat moderate to severe pain, they are far from harmless. Continue Reading

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One is the Loneliest Number, Especially for an Addict

By Audrey Beim

Creating a support team and relating to others is an essential first step to long-term recovery. Continue Reading

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How Addiction Affects the Mind, Body and Soul

By Colleen Marlett

When addiction rears its ugly head, the mind, body, and soul suffer. 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

active addict looking for excuses to avoid getting help

The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Get Sober

By Lisa OBrien

During active addiction, there are so many excuses we tell ourselves and others in order to avoid our issues. 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 a loved one despite their wrongdoings. Continue Reading

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Why Addiction is an Endless Loop

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

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

Distinguishing someone with addictive personality

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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