Substance abuse and addiction have become two of the most concerning health issues across the world. Sadly, many people fail to identify their drinking habit as an addiction due to a lack of awareness. Very few people can identify their drinking habits and/or drug intake as addiction and seek treatment.
Therefore, here’s a blog stating some evident signs of addiction to help you identify it in yourselves or a loved one. Read ahead to know more.
Signs of Addiction
Consider the following signs to identify substance addiction in yourselves or a loved one.
- You have developed a higher tolerance to the substance
No matter if the substance you use is alcohol or simply a prescription medicine. Taking too much of any of these substances can lead your mind and body to get used to their effects. Once your mind and body develop a tolerance, you will need more amount of the substance to feel the usual effects. Thus, if you feel you have been needing higher doses, then it’s a sign of addiction.
- Substances are a way for you to overcome anxiety and stress
Substances like alcohol and a few prescription drugs work great to relieve stress and anxiety. However, these are only effective if you take them in a controlled amount. Thus, if you have been self-medicating or have been taking higher doses to relieve anxiety and stress, it’s a sign you are addicted to the substances.
- You are no longer interested in hobbies you once loved
Alcohol and drugs often divert people’s attention from their favorite hobbies and passion. Thus, if you feel you have lost interest in your favorite hobbies or are no longer passionate about anything else except substances, then you are addicted to the substances.
Reach Out for Help Today!
If you observe the above-mentioned signs in yourselves, immediately reach out to a medical expert for help. If ignored, the addiction can worsen your mental and physical health leaving you with a lifetime of illnesses. Hence, reach out to our experts at Skyward Treatment today! Call us now for more information.