Addiction is a treatable disease. It can refer to dependence on multiple drugs such as alcohol and other drugs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what an addiction is, how to treat it, and much more.
How Therapy Can Help Fight Addiction
Being addicted to opioid drugs goes beyond physical dependence. Counseling helps addicts stay clean and cope with life. Which type of therapy is right for someone with an addiction?
Video Game Addiction
It can be hard to tell when a love of gaming has crossed into the danger zone. Learn the warning signs that can alert you to a problem.
Withdrawal From Antidepressants: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Why do some people experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping antidepressants? WebMD explains.
Maintaining Drug Abuse Recovery
Staying in recovery after prescription drug abuse means coping with psychological addiction and craving. Find out what's needed to stay clean.
Do You Have an Addictive Personality?
Find out what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one.
Shopping Spree, or Addiction?
What happens when shopping spirals out of control, and in some cases, becomes an addiction?
New Prescriptions for Addiction Treatment
New prescriptions are making it easier to kick old drug addiction habits and stay clean.
Gambling Wave Sets Stage for Addiction
Glamorization of gambling may create a new generation of addicts.
Slideshows & Images
Could You Be Hooked? Surprising Addictions
Cell phones, social media, chocolate, a runner's high -- what is it you feel like you're addicted to? Why do we feel we can't live without these things?
Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.