Addiction happens when someone compulsively engages in behaviour such as drug taking, gambling, drinking or gaming. Even when bad side effects kick in and people feel like they’re losing control, people who have addictions usually can't stop doing the thing they’re addicted to without help and support.
How to tell if you have a drug addiction
Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between casual drug use and drug addiction. Read this guide to learn the signs of addiction and find the support you need.
How to help a friend with drug addiction
Drug addiction can be a really rough time to go through on your own. Here are some tips on how to help a friend struggling with drug addiction.
What is alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction or alcoholism refers to the physical or emotional dependence on alcohol. Find out the signs of alcohol addiction, the effects and treatment here.
How to quit smoking
Quitting smoking can be really tough. Cigarettes contain all sorts of addictive substances, so the road to being smoke-free requires commitment and dedication.
What is addiction?
‘Addiction’ can mean many things to many people, but in general it refers to repeatedly using a substance or engaging in an activity for pleasure.