There are many different types of addiction, but they all have the same insidious results. If you recognize that your life or the life of a loved one is out of control because of this illness, and you know that it is time to get help, then you are already on the right track. If you are not sure if help is needed, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms that impact the life of an individual struggling with addiction.
These are some troubles typically seen in the life of an addict that can be examined:
· Relationship issues are one of the most prominent outcomes of addiction. They become chaotic when friends and family members become less important than feeding their habit.
· Neglect of responsibility becomes increasingly obvious. Obligations like work and financial aspects of life are disregarded.
· Discontinuing regular activities in order to obtain or use substances is likely. Addicts often have a history of taking part in enjoyable and healthy activities but then lose interest because of the influence of their addiction.
· High risk behaviors are more likely to be taken part in. For example driving while intoxicated, prostitution, theft, illicit selling of drugs and mixing drugs.
· Troubles with legal matters are likely to increase in the life of an addict. They may have been arrested or fined as a result of selling drugs, using drugs, DUI, theft, or disorderly conduct.
· Obsession and compulsive behavior to obtain the substance that they are addicted to is typical of an addict. A lot of time and efforts are spent on how to retrieve and use the substance of abuse. It is not uncommon for individuals to become angry, anxious, or paranoid when they have trouble obtaining a substance.
· Inability to quit using the drug may be apparent in an addict. An addict my even acknowledge that they have a problem but have become so out of control that they keep using regardless of the consequences.
If any of these are recognizable in you or someone you care about, then you may have an addiction. Don’t wait any longer to give us a call to discuss how to get help with this debilitating disease. By calling our toll free, 24-hour addiction helpline, you can talk with a specialist about finding the right detox-rehab facility for you. All that they require is basic information about your addiction, as well as any personal preferences that you may have concerning your future treatment facility.
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