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.
Drug Tolerance and Addiction
WebMD explores the issues of drug tolerance and addiction to pain medication.
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.
Withdrawal From Antidepressants: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Why do some people experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping antidepressants? WebMD explains.
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?
Do You Have an Addictive Personality?
Find out what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one.
Gambling Wave Sets Stage for Addiction
Glamorization of gambling may create a new generation of addicts.
Let It Go: Taming Soft Addictions
Downtime is America's favorite pastime, but could you really be suffering from a soft addiction?
Bath Salts Drugs: Problems, Ingredients, Dangers, and More
WebMD talks about the health dangers of “bath salts” drugs and why you should avoid them.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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?
Slideshow: Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.