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Addictions Help Guide


It takes courage and strength to face up to any type of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, nicotine, gambling, the internet, or self-injury. But no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel, there is hope and help available. Don’t give up, even if you’ve tried and failed before. You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom; you can make a change at any time.

Recovery is a process, and there’s bound to be some bumps in the road. But you can overcome your addiction by learning how to cope in ways that are constructive rather than destructive to yourself and others.

Learn about Addictions

Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drinking Problems

Alcohol Treatment & Self–Help

Alcohol Treatment & Self-Help: How to Stop Drinking and Start Recovery

Drug Abuse & Addiction

Drug Abuse & Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse

Overcoming Drug Addiction

Overcoming Drug Addiction: Drug Abuse Treatment, Recovery, and Help

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Substance Abuse & Mental Health: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders

How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking: A Guide to Kicking the Habit For Good

Gambling Addiction

Gambling Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Internet & Computer Addiction

Internet & Computer Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cutting & Self–Injury

Cutting & Self-Harm: Self-Injury Help, Support, and Treatment

Self Help Groups for Alcohol Addiction

Self-Help Groups for Alcohol Addiction: AA and Other Support Groups

Choosing an Alcohol Treatment Program

Choosing an Alcohol Treatment Program: What to Look for in Alcohol Rehab

Self Help Groups for Drug Addiction

Self-Help Groups for Drug Addiction: NA and Other Support Groups

Choosing a Drug Treatment Program

Choosing a Drug Treatment Program: What to Look for in Drug Rehab

Helpguide-Harvard Collaboration Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

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