Addiction Advice

Addiction Advice

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Addiction is a pattern of behaviour that causes significant disruption and difficulty in your life, defined by physical and psychological dependence on something.

Addiction is most often associated with the use of psychoactive drugs, which alter your mood and your thinking, such as alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, and sedatives. However, it is common to extend the meaning of addiction to include compulsive behaviour, problems associated with food and eating, as well as obsessive problems with gambling, sex and other activities that produce feelings of pleasure.

Addiction has affected countless people throughout history and has never respected race, religion or social backgrounds.

What are the signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Addiction is an all-consuming disease, demanding all of the individual’s time, energy, and resources. One of the primary signs of drug addiction is an obsession with seeking and using drugs. At the same time, the user will neglect his or her job, relationships, hobbies, social activities, and financial obligations to satisfy the overwhelming cravings. Physical signs and symptoms include:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Loss of sleep
  • Skin problems (lesions, scratch marks, rashes, pimples, bruises, or needle marks at an intravenous injection site)
  • Cool, unnaturally pale skin
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Unusual odours (may be chemical smells or strong body odours)
  • Tremors or loss of motor coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Frequent nausea
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Shallow breathing

Drugs affect the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves as well as the way he or she looks. Here are a few of the psychological and behavioural changes that you might observe in a drug addict:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Uncharacteristic lying
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss or blackouts
  • Stealing money or medications
  • Self-isolation
  • Depression
  • Unusual personality changes or mood swings
  • Failure at school or on the job
  • Increased secrecy
  • Legal problems

If you see the signs and symptoms of drug addiction in yourself or in someone you care about, don’t wait to get help, contact us now for addiction advice. Substance abuse professionals can help you intervene on behalf of a loved one if you feel uncomfortable about a personal confrontation.

Where to begin?

When looking for addiction advice can be a daunting task,  finding support can be difficult, especially if you are not sure if you need detox, rehab or a recovery support group.  You may already know which service you need, but if you are not sure, please call us to discuss the situation. After an initial assessment, we can supply you with addiction advice and find the best way forward based on your needs and circumstances.

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