Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, etc.) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. (Psychology Today – What is Addiction) There are support groups and resources available to help people facing addiction. Many organizations and groups help with a specific type of addiction so it is important to find one that works best for you, your needs and your lifestyle. TheHopeLine is a safe place to examine your struggle with addiction. After 25 years of talking with young adults we’ve heard it all, never judged, and provided hope.