For many dealing with addiction, it can be difficult to admit there is a problem and that they need help. Even when they seek help, it may take several attempts before they are successful.

Dr. Vincent Croglio, a psychiatry specialist, spoke with Spectrum News 1 to help viewers better understand addiction.

Watch the interview to hear what he had to say about:

  • Why people who are addicted cannot simply stop
  • The red flags of addiction to look out for
  • How to talk to someone with an addiction
  • Why recovery is different for everyone
  • The help that is available

 If you or someone you know needs help, you can reach out to the following organizations:

  • NYS OASAS HOPEline: 877-846-7369
  • SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Send HOME to 741741