Am I an Addict?
If you are concerned that you may have a drug problem, or if you are concerned that a family member, friend, and/or co-worker might be abusing drugs, then you are in the right place.
How do I know if I have a problem?
It takes great courage to ask this question. In order to help you find the answer, we suggest that you read the following.
- Do you use illegal drugs or prescription drugs which have not been prescribed for you on a regular basis
- Do you use drugs to relieve stress or when you are depressed?
- Have you ever missed work, school or an appointment because of your drug use?
- Do you have a hard time stopping once you start using drugs?
- Do most of the people in your life use drugs on a regular basis?
- Has anyone ever told you that they are concerned about your drug use or drug addiction?
- Have you ever had a problem with the law because of your drug use?
- Do you think about getting high even when you are sober?
- Have you ever decided to stop using drugs only to find yourself using again?
- Do you worry that you may be addicted?
Common Signs and Symptoms of drug addiction include:
Neglect of responsibilities: Drug abuse may cause neglect of responsibilities at home, at work, or at school. Others may become frustrated with the lack of responsibility.
Reckless behavior : Drug usage in situations that may be dangerous such as while driving, in dangerous neighborhoods or while operating machinery..
Drug related legal issues: Drug abuse impairs our ability to think rationally.. The drive for continued use may lead to decisions to break the law.
Relationship consequences: Drug abuse and addiction may causes major problems in relationships with your friends, family or spouse. Repeated unsuccessful attempts are made to quit to please others.
What is the difference between recreational use and drug abuse and addiction?
Not all drug users develop addiction. There is a genetic predisposition in some people that makes drug addiction more likely. However, addiction may develop suddenly when someone turns to drugs to deal with a stressful event such as a relationship ending, death of a loved one or some other loss. Some drugs are more highly and immediately addictive than others. With some substances, addiction may creep up as tolerance increases.
If you answered yes to 3 or more of the questions above, you or someone you know may have a serious problem. We can help. Call today for a free assessment. Our knowledgeable drug rehab center counselors can answer any questions you may have.
If You Are A Friend or Family Member:
Call today for the answers you need to get your loved one the help they need.