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Is Addiction Having a Negative Impact On Your Life?

Most people who fall into addiction to alcohol or drugs in Warwickshire will usually have suffered a great deal before they become able to admit that they have a problem. This is because the nature of this condition is to trap the person into a state of denial – it is sometimes said that addiction is the only disease that tells you that you do not have it. If you are beginning to see how your life would be better without these substances, this means that you should be ready for some addiction help. Our team has a great deal of expertise when it comes to addiction treatment planning, and we will be happy to help you find something suitable. Call us right now, or simply text the word “help” to 66777 to find out about addiction recovery solutions in Warwickshire.

Are You Addicted?

It can be extremely difficult for people to accept that they have become addicted to alcohol or drugs. So long as the individual is trapped in denial, they will be able to come up with plenty of excuses to explain why their life is becoming increasingly difficult. The denial means that the person continues to see substance abuse as the solution to their problems and not cause of them. Here are some of the most common signs of addiction:

  • · If the individual tries to stop, or if they reduce their intake significantly, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. This is a sure sign of physical addiction to the substance. The individual may deny that they experience these withdrawals, but this may because they mistake them for hangover symptoms or that the level of chemical in their blood stream never falls low enough that they would experience withdrawals. It will usually only be when the person cannot get their hands on the substance that the symptoms will appear.
  • · Another sign of physical addiction is that the individual has developed a tolerance for the substance. This means that they have to keep on taking more of it to get the same effect as they once would have achieved with a smaller dose. Tolerance is evidence that the body has needed to adapt to the regularly presence of the substance in the system.
  • · Cravings are a sign that the individual is psychologically dependent on the substance (addiction usually involves physical as well as psychological dependence).
  • · The individual may feel unable to cope without alcohol or drugs – this is another sign of psychological dependence.
  • · The person may have experienced memory blackouts. Some people who fall into addiction will never experience blackouts, or they will not remember that they have experienced them.
  • · The individual is failing to meet their family, work, or social responsibilities because of using alcohol or drugs.
  • · The person is devoting increasing amounts of their time to substance abuse – this not only includes time using these substances but also thinking about using them.
  • · Other people have expressed concern about the person’s alcohol or drug use. It is common for other people to spot the problem long before the individual is able to acknowledge.
  • · The person feels the need to hide their substance usage.

Each person will vary in the type of symptoms he or she will experience because of addiction. The easiest way to diagnose that the individual has some type of drug problem would be to say that the person continues to use them even though the behaviour is obviously causing them harm.

Addiction Help in Warwickshire

We will be able to help you overcome your addiction problems in Warwickshire. Call us right now on 0800 140 4824 and we will discuss some of the resources that are available in your area for this. We will also be able to suggest options further afield if this is appropriate – our team has plenty of expertise at international rehab placements as well.

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