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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
WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN...
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.
now that you have taken the first step to getting the right kind of help,
enjoy browsing our collection of interesting resources below.
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My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast
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Conceived and developed by three fathers whose children are addicts. Joined by several other parent support group participants, their hope is that by sharing their stories other parents and family members are offered a little encouragement and heartfelt support as we all travel this most challenging journey together. You are not alone.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION & RESOURCES
These resources are in no particular order. We do not endorse one organization over the other. This list is built by recommendations from the the community. While we do our best to sift through recommendations for quality control, not all resources are the right fit for everyone. Do your homework.