Here’s How To Identify Drug Addiction Signs
The struggle with drug addiction in America has affected about 10% of adults however 75% of these struggling with drug addiction do not get any form of drug addiction treatment. For a person struggling with drug addiction to get the help they need to get professional alcohol and drug treatment. It is sometimes not easy to tell if your loved one is addicted to drugs. Read on to know the signs to watch for in a drug addict since drugs and behavior changes are in tandem so you can discover the drug addiction tell-tale signs.
Drug addicts will always hide this behavior from their family and friends. Once confronted these people tend to lie about it and hide themselves to do drugs. Most drug addicts hide in drugs to be able to cope and will lie to prevent negativity and conflict.
Drug addicts will always want to remain high when their drug addiction becomes full-blown. Drug addicts tend to ignore their interests and hobbies to focus on drug use. Drug addicts tend to hide from their friends and sometimes push them away. However there are others who tend to make new drug dealer friends and fellow addicts to connect with when doing the drugs.
Drug addicts tend to abandon their responsibilities as well. The performance of a drug addict will get poor with time since they will mostly avoid going to school or work. People struggling with drugs will not clean their bodies, they will not buy groceries, or even pay bills. A person struggling with drugs will run into financial problems because of ignoring their responsibilities. This is because they could lose their job and not be able to pay their bills and eventually run into debt. Drug addicts will even use up the money left to pay rent or utilities to buy drugs instead.
People struggling with drugs can either oversleep or experience insomnia because the effect of the drugs interrupts their sleep patterns. Drug addicts also experience mixed emotions because sometimes they are excitable, energetic and happy while other times they are angry, irritable when they’ve used the drugs. These mixed emotions arise when the drug effects start to reduce which can happen after some hours. At this time of drug withdrawal the addict is very uncomfortable.
Withdrawal signs are not all visible, but in case your loved is regularly sick, they could be in-between drug withdrawal. Drug withdrawal symptoms include sweating, vomiting and trembling. Alcohol and marijuana addicts will add weight from the calories found in alcohol and the appetite boost from marijuana. They will indulge in a lot of junk food which leads to more weight gain. Seek immediate help if you notice your loved one is struggling with any of the above signs.