ADDICTION

Addiction can come in many shapes and sizes. Learn about the different types of addiction and how to help yourself or others.
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How do you know when someone is an addict?

It's not always easy to tell when someone you know and love is becoming a drug addict or alcoholic. Learn more about how you can know when someone is an addict in this article.

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  • 10 Addictions You Might Not Know You Have

    10 Addictions You Might Not Know You Have

    When most people think about addictions, they think about alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Some addictions, though, are common behaviors that people just can't control. Did you know you could have an addiction and not even realize it? See more »

  • 5 Signs of a Shopaholic

    5 Signs of a Shopaholic

    Lots of people love to shop -- it's fun to get shiny new things. But when does your shopping habit qualify as a problem? See more »

  • Are depressed people more prone to addiction -- and why?

    Are depressed people more prone to addiction -- and why?

    We know that double cheeseburgers can lead to heart disease and a propensity for sugar to diabetes. But does your love of cigarettes have anything to do with the blues? See more »

  • Can nasal sprays be addictive?

    Can nasal sprays be addictive?

    Nasal decongestants help many of us get through the workday while we're sick. But why would they be addictive? See more »

  • Charge It! Are you a shopaholic?

    Charge It! Are you a shopaholic?

    The first credit card came onto the shopping scene in the late 1950s, and Americans have been living on borrowed money ever since. Do you know what shopping habits might indicate you have a shopping addiction? See more »

  • Dealing with Addiction While Pregnant

    Dealing with Addiction While Pregnant

    Discovering that you're pregnant while battling addiction is scary, but you're not alone. Find out how to get the help that you and your baby need. See more »

  • Is fast food addictive?

    Is fast food addictive?

    The idea of food addiction is relatively new, but researchers say the struggle is real — especially when it comes to greasy, delicious fast food. So what's the science behind those cravings? See more »

  • Strange Addictions Quiz

    Strange Addictions Quiz

    Some people's bad habits are out in the open, but most addictions are well-kept secrets. How much do you really know about the things people just can't stop doing? Take this quiz to test your knowledge. See more »

  • 10 Strange Addictions

    10 Strange Addictions

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

  • 10 Ways to Cope with an Addict in the Family

    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. See more »

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