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worried you might have an addiction?
Contrary to popular belief, addiction doesn't have "a look". You can't spot addiction in a crowd, and there are many amazing and productive people who become enveloped in this complicated disease... often not realizing that it has become a problem until it's a problem. It's pretty tricky.
Genetics, environmental stressors, social pressures, individual personality characteristics, trauma and psychiatric problems can all contribute to the onset of addictive disorders.
here are some signs to look out for:
According to the American Psychiatric Association, these are the DSM-5 criteria
that would "red flag" an addiction;
Use of substance or chemical in dangerous way
Cause of relationship issues
Tolerance build up
Increased use and frequency
Multiple attempts at quitting
Takes up a lot of time
Cause of physical/psychological issues
Neglecting regular activities
Experiencing unrelenting cravings for the substance or chemical
This page is specific to substance related addictions. For more information about non-substance related addictions, check out our pages on
IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS & BODY HEALTH
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If you feel like it's an emergency, call your local emergency number!
If you think you may have issues with an addiction, it's not an emergency, please
try reaching out to some of these organizations to find the practical help you need.
Our resources are only here to encourage your journey,
not to take it for you.
JEWISH SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
AMUDIM: US & ISRAEL
Addiction services, crisis intervention, resources, outreach, education, programming and referrals
Counseling, resources, group therapy, outreach events, support groups
* These organizations can help you access other supports within the Jewish community including kosher treatment facilities.
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'HERE TO HELP' RESOURCE LIBRARY
Lots of up-to-date information about all different kinds of substances and related mental health challenges
SAMHSA: TREATMENT SERVICE LOCATOR
For substance abuse, addiction and/or mental health problems in the USA.