Addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Over 20 million Americans suffer from addiction, destroying lives and families in its wake. More people die from addiction-related causes than any other cause every year.
Among the most common addictions are to Tobacco (nicotine), Alcohol, Prescription medication, and illicit Substances (drugs) – collectively grouped as “TAPS”.
You are at risk of addiction if you are mentally AND physically reliant on a substance. Addiction creates biochemical changes in the brain that cause you to act irrationally when you don’t have this substance. It leads you to ignore the harm you are causing to yourself or others.
Take this short 5-minute test to see if you are at risk of addiction to tobacco, alcohol, prescription medication, or illicit substances, and learn what actions you can take to get help.