12 Signs of Addiction

Author - JD Meints | December 17, 2014

Defining and identifying addiction can be a challenging situation, with many different indicators existing along a continuum. While severe cases of addiction and substance abuse tend to be very obvious, the lines blur when trying to differentiate between partying, risky or problematic use, and a true addiction. The following twelve signs are often good indicators of addiction, though they should be looked at on a case by case basis. Core features and methods of an addict tend to be more behavioral, "involving different ways people adjust their lives to accomodate their substance use."

  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal
  • Dependence
  • Social Sacrifices
  • Risk-Taking
  • Secrecy
  • Financial Problems
  • Relationship Issues
  • Keeping a Supply
  • Getting a Headstart
  • Different Hygiene
  • Family History

Click here to read the full article by Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal.

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