One of the hardest things to deal with in a family situation is drug addiction. Quite often we over look the drug abuse symptoms that may be present right in front of our noses. The addict is often the last to realize there is a problem. Many family members and friends struggle with how to approach the situation. Drug abuse symptoms maybe mistaken for depression but there may be a serious underlying problem.
Below are some drug abuse symptoms and questions to find out if there is a possibility your family member has an addiction:
- Change in Sleeping habits-[lack of sleep-awake during the day]
- Mood swings-[more irritable; argumentative]
- Loss of focus
- Self Abusive Behaviors
- Risky decision making [selling home, going to a bad part of town, etc..]
- Lack of energy
- Secretive- Hiding things or slipping in & out in the middle of the night] often in children
Have you seen a change in appearance?
Do they always want to be out without telling you where they are going?
Have their eyes become glossy?
Is there a change in their attitude?
Are they hiding their face?
Are they losing weight rapidly?
Do they shake frequently?
Asking these questions can help you determine if there is a problem. Additionally there are home drug abuse tests to help you. Finding the proper drug abuse treatment is also important. Contacting the Drug abuse warning network can assist you in making the right decisions. Drug abuse testing can sometimes make the person with the addiction feel uncomfortable. However getting them help early can prevent other health issues like weight loss, and self abusive behaviors.
Understanding that the person with the addiction is the last one to know and that you must be prepared to handle the difficulties in getting the proper treatment and care is also important. In the end the decisions will be up to you. You don’t have to go through it alone and with proper drug abuse testing, the help from the drug abuse warning network, and careful evaluation you can get through it.
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