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7 Ways Addiction is Diagnosed

Repeated Attempts to Control the Abuse

"I can quit anytime I want" is a phrase that been used so frequently that it's almost become a cliché. But it's true. Addicts who are aware that there's a problem will try on their own to control their use or try to stop. But rarely is this possible once an addiction has set in. To truly get a grip on the abuse, and addict must get help from others.