Drug addiction is a very real issue in society these days. More often than not, it begins in a social setting where one takes drugs just “for fun”. This can easily spiral into an addiction issue over the course of time. Certain drugs do come with a higher risk of developing dependency on it, while other factors such as stress levels and situations in life could also push one towards drug use in order to gain some temporary relief from reality. Given enough time, symptoms of substance abuse will start to show. It is imperative to catch these symptoms early in order to get the appropriate treatment from WisHope Recovery.
We are one of the leading Waukesha Inpatient Centers and are armed with a wealth of experience in treating patients who are addicted to drugs. Drug abusers who attempt to hide their usage on their own will normally experience some symptoms that would be better handled at a proper rehabilitation center or program. Here are some symptoms of drug abuse that are easily identifiable.
DRUGS LEAD TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
One major symptom of drug abuse would be acting irrationally, or exhibiting behavior patterns that are out of the norm. One of it would include stealing out of desperation for money to maintain the habit, or even performing other risky activities such as driving while under the influence.
ADDICTIONS BREEDS IRRESPONSIBILITY
Being addicted to drugs would ultimately affect your professional performance at the workplace regardless of what job one specializes in. Intense urge for the drug of choice will kick in at more frequent intervals than ever, and it might even cause the patient to skip work or cut corners in order to administer or get some drugs into the system. It might even cause one to spend more than usual, often involving borrowing money from friends and relatives. This money tends to go unpaid and worse, the sum asked would eventually be higher than before.
DRUG ADDICTION IS VERY UNHEALTHY
One of the most common symptoms of drug addiction would be a loss of appetite or perhaps overeating, with the latter being a common sign that one is smoking marijuana. The lack of appetite can easily be reflected in the rapid weight loss of the drug user. It might even result in a lack of energy to get work done, including the most mundane tasks at home and at the office. Another recognizable symptom would be neglecting the appearance, turning up at social functions while shabbily dressed without any sense of grooming at all. Tempers and emotions might also flare, as family members could be prevented from entering his or her room in order to keep the substance abuse habit a secret.
It is important to be able to identify the symptoms of substance abuse so that early intervention can be done in order to prevent any further deterioration of the situation. Give us a call today in order to find out how we are able to assist you or your loved ones on the journey to recovery.