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Addiction is the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance (eg, heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) even when it is physically, psychologically, or socially harmful. It is characterized by tolerance and by physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.
Find out more about specific types of drugs:Getting treatment for drug addiction
With many different types of treatment available, you can join others in recovery and work to get your life back.
Although many people can't imagine sharing their problems with a group, group therapy is a way for individuals to work on their problems in a protected and confidential atmosphere.
Before you jump into therapy, there are important issues that you need to consider.
If you or someone you love needs therapy, it helps to know the difference between the types of mental health professionals.
It is estimated that there are 16 million drug users, 13 million heavy drinkers, and 66 million smokers in the United States. Read here to find out why.
National Institute on Drug Abuse