There are many signs to watch out for when someone you love is addicted to drugs. Oftentimes, when one is lost in the disease of addiction, they leave and show many tell-tale signs that point to what kind of drugs they may be using.
You may look for physical signs like drug paraphernalia such as pipes, bongs, baggies, burned spoons, syringes or balloons. There are also many symptoms they may show through their actions such as lying, isolating, changes in physical appearance, bloodshot or dilated pupils or itching and injection marks.
It is important to know that very rarely do serious drug addicts recover if they continue to consume any kind of drug or alcohol. They may often insist that their only problem is with prescription pill and continue to drink.
The disease of addiction stays with a person for their entire life. It is important to remember this when you look for help for yourself or your loved one, that rehab cannot simply ‘fix’ a person. They assist with finding a new lifestyle and building better habits to leave drugs and alcohol behind and find a successful new life.
Help for drug addiction is available almost anywhere. That being said, there is much to learn about the disease of addiction, and your best way of fighting it is education.
Learning more about the disease of addiction and how it is a life-long recovery process can help immensely before looking for treatment options. For more information about drug addiction and recovery, call us at (888)357-7577.