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The activities, chemicals and processes that can prove physically or psychologically addictive are vast. Products containing nicotine, alcohol and caffeine; illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin; gambling; sex; and even video games are known to cause dependence. Use the Addiction Web Guide to find the Web’s top resources on different types of addictions, along with general resources for getting addiction help.

Background on Addiction

An addiction is an overpowering urge to abuse a particular substance or engage in a particular ... read more »

Drug Abuse and Addiction

A 2005 study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that almost 20 million ... read more »


Alcohol consumption by adults is legal and socially acceptable in most parts of the United ... read more »

Nicotine and Tobacco

If you’re thinking about quitting smoking or chewing tobacco (or are trying to convince ... read more »

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