Common Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Those abusing drugs or alcohol can’t keep it hidden for long. That’s because the physical impact of addiction is very serious.

If you or a loved one begins to demonstrate one or more of the following symptoms, then it may be time to start thinking about professional treatment:

● Insomnia
● Lack of appetite
● Red or watery eyes
● Enlarged or tiny pupils
● Appearance of needle marks
● Chronic nose bleeds
● Frequent sweating and vomiting
● Body shakes
● Hyperactive behavior

In addition to changes in health and wellness, there are plenty of behavior changes that can be caused by drug or alcohol abuse. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms if you think that you or a family member might be dealing with an addiction:

● Sudden change in hobbies and activities
● Frequently calling out of work or school
● Increasing disinterest in family and friends
● Major shift in personality
● Falling behind on bills, payments, schoolwork, etc.
● Lack of physical hygiene
● Committing theft to buy drugs
● Unnatural change in body weight
● Desire to try more or harder substances