Health | Mental Health | Addiction

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

Featured
10 Ways to Cope with an Addict in the Family

Addiction can wreak havoc on a family. From learning about addiction to setting boundaries, we have 10 coping strategies to help families facing this insidious disease.


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 »

7 Ways Addiction is Diagnosed

7 Ways Addiction is Diagnosed

Addiction is a very complex and sophisticated disease. Learn more about addiction and 7 ways doctors are able to diagnose the disease here. See more »

Charge It! Are you a shopaholic?

Charge It! Are you a shopaholic?

Are you a shopaholic? Test your knowledge of shopping addiction with this shopaholic quiz. See more »

5 Signs of a Shopaholic

5 Signs of a Shopaholic

Shopaholics are different from those people who just love to shop. Are you one? Take a look at five signs of a shopaholic to learn more. See more »