An addiction is an urge to do something that is hard to control or stop, even if you want to. If you use cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, or gamble, you could become addicted to doing these activities. If you are addicted, they control you and your actions and make your life not very enjoyable. They can really hurt you and could even kill you.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do to support someone. You may feel stressed or scared you'll say the wrong thing.
Remember your main role in YourCrew is to listen, acknowledge and communicate support. That can mean calling a professional service such as Kids Helpline or, in an emergency, calling 000They can also guide you on what to do.
If you are under 18 years, you can also reach out to an adult or your Crew to help you support someone.