Many people ask this question when they first come to us. The technical definition of an addict is – a person who must take a substance or exhibit a behavior that is compulsive, progressive, causes withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop, and results in negative consequences. We believe that addiction isn’t a “yes or no” answer. Rather, it lies on a scale of behavior. You can take our online assessment that will give you some indication if you have a problem and may be an addict. While you may not exhibit all of the symptoms, you may be on your way. Our hope is that you do not have to reach the level of full-blown addiction (with the dire consequences that usually accompany it) to decide that you need to make a change.
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