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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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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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Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

By Angel W. Abott

Are you worried you have a drinking problem? We explore some of the signs and symptoms as well as some of the possible underlyi... Continue Reading

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Common Root Issues for Addiction

By Dominica Applegate

People think addiction is the root problem causing significant issues in life, but there are often underlying problems that led... Continue Reading

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10 Behavioral & Physical Indicators Your Teen May Be on Drugs

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Think your child may be on drugs? Use our quick checklist of warning signs so you know what to look for. Continue Reading

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