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What is addiction and how do you know if you are addicted?
Drug and Alcohol Addictions are primary, progressive, and can be fatal if left untreated.
Addictions may be described as pathological relationships to a chemical, individual, behavior or process. The theory that addicts are untreatable has long ago been disproven. This theory has inhibited individuals from seeking treatment for their illness and prolonged the agony of the disease. Addicts, along with loved ones are sometimes the last to recognize the symptoms of addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Addiction:
- Do you make sure you have a supply of drugs or always keep a bottle on hand?
- Do you ever drink or use drugs in the morning to reduce anxiety or cope with a hangover?
- When prescribed medication, do you take more than prescribed?
- Have friends, family or loved ones ever commented on or expressed concern about your use?
- Do you believe you're not an addict because your drug of choice is legal or prescribed?
- Do you ever drink or use alone?
- Do you have extreme mood changes– happy, sad, excited, anxious, etc.?
- Are you sleeping a lot more than usual?
- Do you have changes in energy?
- Have you had weight loss or gain?
- Have you experienced unexpected and persistent coughs or sniffles?
- Do you seem unwell at times and better at other times?
- Are your pupils smaller or larger than usual?
- Have you been secretive, lying, or stealing?
After reviewing the above list of signs and symptoms, you may find it necessary to seek professional treatment and Greenbriar Treatment Center can assist you in making the right treatment decisions.