addictions

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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;

 

  1. Use of substance or chemical in dangerous way

  2. Cause of relationship issues

  3. Neglecting responsibility

  4. Withdrawal

  5. Tolerance build up

  6. Increased use and frequency

  7. Multiple attempts at quitting

  8. Takes up a lot of time

  9. Cause of physical/psychological issues

  10. Neglecting regular activities

  11. Experiencing unrelenting cravings for the substance or chemical

References:

https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-the-official-criteria-for-addiction-22493

This page is specific to substance related addictions. For more information about non-substance related addictions, check out our pages on
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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. 

JEWISH SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

GENERAL SUPPORT

TAKE A SCREENING TEST

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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

Click here

 

SAMHSA: TREATMENT SERVICE LOCATOR
For substance abuse, addiction and/or mental health problems in the USA. 

Click here

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