14 Other Signs you may have a Drug Problem
Early I published an article regarding the 7 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction. Now I would like to discuss some of the other not so obvious signs you may have a drug problem.
You may know someone or a loved one who you may think has a drug addiction. If you care about this person at all. It is important that you have them seek help right away. The sooner an addict gets help, the better.
Here are some of the other signs that some else may have an drug problem.:
- You need more and more of a substance to get the same effects, and you can take more before you feel an effect.
- You feel strange when the drug wears off. You may be shaky, depressed, sick to your stomach, sweat, or have headaches. You may also be tired or not hungry. In severe cases, you could even be confused, have seizures, or run a fever.
- You can't stop yourself from using the drug, even if you want to. You are still using even though it's making bad things happen in your life, like trouble with friends, family, work, or the law.
- You spend a lot of your time thinking about the drug: how to get more, when you'll take it, how good you feel, or how bad you feel afterward.
- You have a hard time giving yourself limits. You might say you'll only use "so much" but then can't stop and end up using twice that amount. Or you use it more often than you meant to.
- You've lost interest in things you once liked to do and bored with my life. Creating negative feelings.
- You've begun having trouble doing normal daily things, like cooking or working.
- You drive or do other dangerous things (like use heavy machines) when you are on the drug.
- You borrow or steal money to pay for drugs.
- You hide the drug use or the effect it is having on you from others.
- You're having trouble getting along with co-workers, teachers, friends, or family members. They complain more about how you act or how you've changed.
- You sleep too much or too little, compared to how you used to. Or you eat a lot more or a lot less than before. Start having negative energy.
- You look different. You may have bloodshot eyes, bad breath, shakes or tremors, frequent bloody noses, or you may have gained or lost weight.
- In your new life you start having a new set of friends with whom you do drugs and go to different places to use the drugs.
Having that person reach out to a drug rehabilitation program in your area for help is one option.
Another option is for them to get help by looking for therapy services using online counseling. One of the toughest things is to actually go into the lobby of the doctor’s office. In fear you might run into someone you know or be recognized by someone you know. With online counseling you can now do it from the privacy of your home. Making it for a very discreet and private counseling. All you need to connect online is a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone with an internet or cell phone connection.
If you think online counseling services is something this person would be interested in and would like to learn more. Click on the blue button to learn how online counseling works.