International Center for Online Addiction Prevention
Addiction is a serious problem for a lot of people. Unfortunately there are a lot of things out there that you can become addicted to and many people find that they have multiple addictions. Finding ways to deal with an addiction is important but an even better option would be to avoid becoming addicted in the first place. Obviously this is easier said than done but that is what this site is here to help you to do.
The best way to deal with an addiction is to prevent it from happening; this is something that we firmly believe. Unfortunately most resources when it comes to addictions are being used to help people to recover. While this is certainly important it is also important to help the people who are in danger of becoming addicts before they get to the point where they need to be in a treatment program. This site is dedicated to helping people to avoid addiction which we truly believe can be done by providing the information that they need.
One of the most important things that we can do is to help to explain how people become addicts. This is important because most addicts start using drugs or other substances in the belief that they won't become addicted. They believe that with will power alone they can avoid it happening. This is just not the case; addiction is a physical problem that will affect almost everybody who uses drugs eventually. Once people realize that if they use drugs they will become addicts it helps them to understand that they need to avoid using them.
The other big thing that we offer is information on how to spot an addiction. This is aimed primarily at the family and friends of people who have an addiction problem. The idea here is that by being able to recognize the early signs of an addiction you will be able to get them help before they develop a serious problem. Despite what a lot of people think you do not have to wait for somebody to hit rock bottom before they will seek help. In fact the earlier you address the problem the better the chances of success. It is also not true that you can't force people to get help; many people who have been forced into treatment have been successful at dealing with their addiction.
Obviously if you are going to get help for a loved one who is facing an addiction you need to know where to get that help. This is something that we can help you with as we offer lots of information on the various addiction treatment options that are available. There are lot of different theories on the best way to treat addiction so you will have to decide for yourself which seems most likely to work in your case.