Our experience shows that in most cases, the following are reliable indicators of addiction problems: long absences from home, excessive spending of money and borrowing, sales of personal and family belongings, disturbed sleep patterns, changes in habits, changes in functioning at work, school or in hanging out with friends, lack of interest in previous hobbies or general loss of interest, weight loss, unusually aggressive behaviour, the disappearance of precious items from the house, new friends, boyfriend or girlfriend that your child does not want to introduce you to. Although we “know everything” about this problem in principle, we often avoid accepting the fact that it is happening to us. Sweeping it under the carpet is the biggest problem that always explodes later and has a devastating effect on everyone.