Substance abuse is an issue that should not be belittled or disregarded, since it is very serious. It is very easy for the abuser to be come dependent on the drugs or the alcohol if the issue is not addressed.
Identifying the indicators of drug and alcohol abuse in its initial stage is vital due to this.
You should look for the following signs of alcohol or drug abuse when you are worried that you or a loved one maybe addicted Alcoholism has the following indicators of possible abuse Short-term amnesia and loss of consciousness.
Mood swing, depression, irritability, and constant quarrelling and confrontation with relatives and friends Alcohol addicts regularly use the substance in order to relax, to cheer up, to sleep, manage problems of any kind and even to feel normal. Withdrawal side effects such as uneasiness or worry, sensations of vomiting, lack of sleep, and head pains.
A hoarse voice; Reddened skin and broken facial capillaries; shaky hands; vomiting blood or bloody or black / tarry stools; chronic diarrhea. Having to hide to drink or drinking at odd times of the day e.g. mornings
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Derbyshire Drug Rehab Signs Of Alcohol Addiction In Derbyshire
Some of the most common signs of alcohol addiction include the following
- Lack of control The person will tend to drink alcohol for longer than they planned to or drink more than they wanted to, even though they have told themselves that they wouldn't.
- Neglecting Other Activities Loss of interest in activities you were hitherto interested (refusing to go out with friends and family members, rejecting walkouts and desisting from previous hobbies and others) due to drug and alcohol consumption; being absent or ineffective at school or work.
- Risk Taking Alcohol addicts are prone to take risks of a serious nature with the sole intention of obtaining the substance of their choice.
- People who are struggling with an addiction are known to act against close members within the family, especially when someone is making an attempt to address the problems they have with substance; complaints from colleagues, supervisors, teachers and their classmates.
- Secrecy Doing everything possible to ensure that the person's activities and the amount of drug and alcohol consumed are hidden from others; Accidents and wounds that their sources are not known.
- Change in Physical Looks Many addicts will neglect their own personal hygiene and this will lead to a shabbier appearance and hygience - no showering, slovenly appearance, dirty clothes.
- Family Background One's tendency to the abused substance can be determined for by a family's history of addiction.
- Tolerance As the dependence builds over a period of time, the person will start needing more alcohol to experience the same effects as before.
- Withdrawal Symptoms A person who is addicted will experience symptoms such as anxiousness, shaking or trembling, sleeplessness, fatigue, sweating, nausea, depression, irritability, loss of appetite, and aches all over the body whenever they stop taking the alcohol for longer than a certain period.
- Ongoing use regardless of negative effects A person who is addicted to alcohol will continue his or her consumption even though it may cause problems in relationships, on-the-job and most importantly to the health for the individual.