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Addiction can come in many shapes and sizes. Learn about the different types of addiction and how to help yourself or others.


Addiction and Dependence Quiz: Can You Recognize the Signs?

Addiction and Dependence Quiz: Can You Recognize the Signs?

About 23.5 million Americans over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Quiz yourself on addiction and dependence at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Addiction Quiz

The Ultimate Addiction Quiz

People can become addicted to just about anything. Prove how much you know about addiction with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Most Addictive Substances on Earth Quiz

The Most Addictive Substances on Earth Quiz

Hey, quizzes are addictive too, but at least they won't kill you. Prove your addictive substance knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Sugar Addiction Works

How Sugar Addiction Works

Sugar addiction might not truly be an addiction, but there are ways you can be less dependent on it. Learn more about sugar addiction. See more »

Can body modifications be addictive?

Can body modifications be addictive?

Are people with tons of piercings and tattoos just enthusiasts, or could they actually be addicted to body modifications? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Myths About Addiction

10 Myths About Addiction

Myths about addiction persist despite the facts. See 10 myths about addiction to learn more. See more »

Is fast food addictive?

Is fast food addictive?

Is fast food addictive? What's the science behind those cravings? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Addictive Disorders and Dependence

Addictive Disorders and Dependence

Addictive disorders affect the lives of millions of Americans. Read this guide about addictive disorders and dependence. See more »

10 Strange Addictions

10 Strange Addictions

What strange addiction are some people compelled to do? Learn about 10 strange addictions here. See more »

Unique Addictions Quiz

Unique Addictions Quiz

Test your knowledge of addiction, from its root cause to some unique addictions you may not have heard of. See more »