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Published: November 24 2008, 3:22pm

Not sure if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol. How do you know if you are addicted and when do you need to go to addiction rehab?

That's a tough question to ask yourself, and it's even tougher to answer. But, if you take hard drugs or think that you drink too much alcohol, then you should spend some time thinking about it.

Ultimately, illicit drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy or heroin are always unsafe to take because their contents are never really known. And, even if they are pure and untainted, the drugs themselves can cause people to die. For this reason, if you find that you simply cannot completely stop taking these types of drugs, then it is safe to assume that you have an addiction and that you should seek help.

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With alcohol it is more difficult to know if you have an addiction problem because public alcohol consumption is socially acceptable. There are also no generally accepted definitions for when somebody becomes an alcoholic, but we've got a few tips for determining if you may be an alcoholic (of if you're on the road to becoming one)...

You may have an alcohol problem if:

If one or more of these describes you, then you should at least discuss the possibility that you either be an alcoholic or that you are becoming one.

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