Warning Signs of Addiction

 

Warning Signs of Addiction

Addiction can completely take over someone’s life and often, the person addicted does not even realize that they have a problem and need help. People start to abuse drugs and alcohol for many different reasons and this built up high tolerance can lead to a full-blown addiction. Recognizing the warning signs of addiction early on is extremely important for the long-term health and wellness of an individual and their loved ones. It’s never too late to take control over your life and get the help you need from a drug and alcohol treatment center. Banyan Treatment Center in Pompano Beach, Florida shares with you the common signs and symptoms of addiction and where to turn for professional help. You have the power to make a change before it gets too late.

You may have a drug and alcohol addiction problem if:

  • You are experiencing sudden weight changes
  • You are hiding your drug or alcohol use from friends and family and you constantly lie to cover up your drug use
  • Your drug or alcohol use has gotten you in trouble with the law
  • You are experiencing changes in your attitude and feel a constant need to lash out at people
  • You have depressive thoughts and frequent mood changes
  • You are experiencing increased irritability
  • You are craving more and more of the substances over time
  • Withdrawal symptoms are present once you attempt to stop taking the drugs
  • You are doing everything in your power to get a hold of more drugs when you run out

While there are many warning signs to addiction, these are a few examples to look out for when deciding on professional treatment. Getting clean on your own can be extremely difficult and the best way to truly recover is to seek help from a drug and alcohol treatment center.

 
Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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