Questions About Addiction?  Q & A

This section answers some of the most common questions about addiction. The answers are laid out in increasing levels of detail. For those who want basic information, the first article may suffice. For those looking deeper there are additional articles which you can find by clicking on the links at the bottom of each previous article or by returning to this page. (Some articles are used to answer more than one question.) If you have questions that aren’t addressed, please contact us so we may include them.

What Makes Addiction A Disease?

What’s the Definition of Addiction?

Why Do Some Get Addicted While Others Don’t?

How Can You Tell When Use Becomes Addictive?

Are Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Different?

Are Some People “Born Addicts”?

Why Is Addiction Permanent?

Why Do Addicts Act Irrationally?

Questions About Treatment?

Questions About 12-Step Programs?

Are There Non-12 Step Programs?

Why Is Relapse Common?

What Can Family and Friends Do?

Are There Non-Drug Addictions?


For some additional questions and answers, click on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


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