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Many articles have been written about drug addiction.  This is definitely a plus if you are looking for information about drug addiction and ways to overcome this problem.  A quick Internet search reveals over four million articles in the archives about drug addiction.

 Why are there so many?  Well, because drug addiction is a very real problem in our country affecting millions and millions of people.  We are desperate to find information to help ourselves or our loved ones with an addiction problem and these articles are great sources of facts, figures, and helpful tips to help beat addiction.

 Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are looking for drug addiction information through articles you find on the Internet.  First, look at the author.  Who are they?  What makes them qualified to write an article on drug addiction?  Are they credible and reliable?

 See if the author quotes specific sources.  There is a lot of false information on the Web, and the last thing you need is to get hold of erroneous data.  This is especially true if you are looking for self-help ways to heal yourself or others.

 Does the article provide real information or is it just “fluff” so to speak.  Many writers will use filler words to make their articles look longer and they’re really not presenting you with any new information.  Scan the article quickly and see if it’s something that would pertain to you and your specific situation.

 Are there any statistics in the article?  Data is readily available on drug addiction as studies are constantly being conducted so that we can better understand the problem and find ways to combat addiction.  The use of statistics in an article is great, but be sure to look at the date the numbers were compiled.  In 2007, a study that was done in 2000 probably will not present reliable information that can help you.

 You will want to find a reliable article that can direct you toward finding more information than what is presented there in 500 words or so.  Does the article send you to a specific drug addiction website for more information or do they just present the information and that’s that?

 For example, if you are reading an article about how to find a drug addiction treatment facility, does the article state any specific facilities that you can look at or do they remain unbiased and not mention anywhere?  This is good and bad because you may be looking for a specific name of a clinic but are left on your own to find one.  On the other hand, you don’t want to get information from a one-sided source – meaning someone who has an affiliation with a specific facility.  Then you are only getting part of the picture, and that part may not be right for you.

 Drug addiction articles abound, and they can all be helpful.  If you keep in mind these simple tips, you’ll be able to get the information you are looking for when reading that article.