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Addiction 101: From Initial Signs to Seeking Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Addiction is a disease that can be treated with the right support. Learn the science behind having a substance use disorder, treatment methods, risk factors and more.

In This Article:

  • Substance use disorders alter the brain’s reward system. Risk factors include genetics, environment, mental health, gender, ethnicity and culture.
  • Warning signs of addiction include using more than intended, prioritizing the substance above your work, home or social life and using substantial time to secure, utilize and recover from the substance — among many others.
  • Substance use disorder treatment methods include medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviews, group support and non-clinical interventions.

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