Am I at risk for addiction?

While anyone can become addicted to a substance or behavior with sufficient exposure, there do seem to be common risk factors for addiction. Not everyone who drinks alcohol becomes an alcoholic. Even more physically addictive substances such as cocaine don’t always produce full-blown addiction after use.

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How is addiction diagnosed?

Addiction often escapes diagnosis for a number of reasons. First, the addict (whether addicted to drugs, alcohol, or some activity such as sex or work) is reticent to admit to a problem. They are very likely going to see their addiction as the one thing getting them through life as opposed to the thing that is working against them and contributing to all their other problems.

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