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 to Tell If You Have an Alcohol Use Disorder
Find out if you might have an alcohol use disorder by answering these questions with this screening test.
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
You may know alcohol use disorder as “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” How can you know if you have it?
The Basics of Alcohol Abuse
WebMD takes a look at alcohol use disorder, including causes, symptoms, and health risks.
Food Addiction Signs and Treatments
Learn from WebMD about what food addiction is, the signs of being a food addict, and how to overcome the addiction.
Defining and Treating Internet Addictions
Addiction is used to describe everything from the Internet to shopping to sex. So how do you tell when something really becomes an addiction?
Addicted to Baseball
Was her husband a 'sportsaholic?' The author decided to find out. And armed with a basic self-help guide for sports junkies, she had just the ammo she needed.
Why do Thrill Seekers Love Being Scared?
Exploring the 'dark side' may be a psychological need that's met when the scare is actually over.
How to Break Food Addictions
Are you driven to eat certain foods? It could be an addiction.
Slideshows & Images
Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.
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?