There is more than 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction.  Your addiction is just a part of your story and doesn’t have to define who you are as a person.

Learn more about the different types of addictions to further understand if you or someone you love is an addict and which type of addiction or addictions they may be suffering from. The more you know, the better you will become at overcoming life’s hurdles and taking charge of your situation on the road to recovery.

Understanding Addictions

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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States- 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence.
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Drug Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her.
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Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling, also called gambling disorder, is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life.
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Sexual Addiction

Nearly 12 million people suffer from sexual addiction in the United States. Due to the accessibility of sexual material available on the Internet, cable television and videos, these numbers are increasing.
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Smoking Addiction

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking results in more than 480,000 premature deaths in the United States each year.
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Technology/Gaming  Addiction

Currently, there is no single universally agreed upon definition of technology and video game addiction. There is no set number of hours one must interacts or play in ordered to be considered addicted.
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