Breaking Free of Addiction

The truth about addiction may surprise you—whether it's drinking or drugs, more people quit on their own than any other way. Still, addiction rates are rising, and painkillers are leading the pack. Here's the latest thinking on how to leave a habit behind.

Disease or Symptom?

By Lance Dodes M.D.

How semantics influence recovery.

The New Quitter

By Kat McGowan

Falling off the wagon doesn't mean total defeat.

Is Internet Addiction Real?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D.

Can people really get addicted to the World Wide Web?

Demystifying Dependency

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.

More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own.

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