Top Ten Signs You Have A Drug Or Alcohol Addiction
It can start with one pill and lead to a lifetime of trouble. If you are experiencing any of the issues outlined below, please seek the advice of a medical professional.
Drug abuse can strike anyone at any time with severe health consequences. In addition, you can lose everything including your job, home, family, friends and your feeling of self worth.
Below are the top ten signs that you may have a drug or alcohol issue. Many drug or alcohol abusers will experience some or even all of these signs.
• Many times you feel you are different from everyone else, but then you take drugs and/or alcohol and feel a little bit closer to normal.
• You have to lie to everyone, especially those close to you, to hide your drug/alcohol use.
• Your behavior has changed and you’re now acting differently to the same people.
• The circle of friends you have is now narrower in scope. It’s mostly other drug/alcohol abusers you choose to be around.
• Your physical appearance has worsened to where you really don’t care how you look.
• Each day, the main thought on your mind is when will you get your next high. • You notice that it takes a higher dose of drugs or alcohol to get that same high feeling.
• You become more distant from your family and friends so you can satisfy your “cravings” in private.
• Life for you has deteriorated due to a job loss, bad school grades, failed relationships, problems with the law, etc.
• You have tried to quit but always fail.
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About the Author
JessiRae Pulver-Adell is an addiction & recovery blogger for Harbor Village. She writes to elucidate the disease of addiction and is an activist for the homeless and animals. She enjoys furry creatures, Jrock, and towering bookshelves! Have a story or a pitch to share? Email her directly at Jupveradell@harborvillageflorida.com.