addiction vs dependence
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
June 26, 2018
Addiction vs. dependence, although two are often used interchangeably, addiction and dependence are actually two very different things.

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Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding the Withdrawal Symptoms of Addictive Substances

You may experience withdrawal symptoms after use of substances, and continued use can cause severe symptoms. Find out what the symptoms are here.
by Eric Patterson on January 15, 2018
Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Other Substances?

Is marijuana addictive? Research from the National Institutes of Health shows 30% of people who use marijuana can develop an addiction.
by Lana Barhum on December 18, 2017
Shopping Addiction

Is Your Shopping Out of Control? Signs of a Shopping Addiction

If you think you or a loved one is showing signs of compulsive buying or shopping addiction, you should seek treatment before the situation worsens.
by Eric Patterson on November 30, 2017
Signs of Gambling Addiction

What Are the Top Signs and Characteristics of a Gambling Addiction?

Without knowing the symptoms and signs of gambling addiction, you may not realize the entire impact of gambling on your life.
by Eric Patterson on November 28, 2017
Social Media Addiction

What You Need to Know About Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction involves spending too much on social media sites to the point it affects other aspects of a person’s daily life.
by Lana Barhum on November 9, 2017
Why Is Smoking Addictive

What Makes Smoking So Addictive?

Why is smoking addictive? When nicotine (the addictive agent in cigarettes) is absorbed into the bloodstream, it releases the "feel good" hormone dopamine.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on October 10, 2017
Video Game Addiction

How to Recognize When Too Much Gaming Becomes an Addiction

Video game addiction is yet to be recognized by the American Medical Association, but it is still a genuine problem for many people.
by Lana Barhum on September 28, 2017
Addiction And Depression

The Relationship Between Addiction and Depression

Addiction and depression can viciously feed off one another and trigger the other into starting. Trevor shares his practical tips for coping.
by Trevor McDonald on August 24, 2017
Books About Addiction

7 Books About Addiction You Should Read

Reading can be a powerful and helpful tool for someone recovering from addiction. Check out our list of seven inspiring books about addiction and sobriety.
by Lana Barhum on July 14, 2017
Addictive Personality

Understanding and Coping With an Addictive Personality

Not everyone who tries a drug or consumes alcohol becomes addicted. But for those with addictive personalities, addiction is a very real threat.
by Lana Barhum on May 29, 2017
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