Utilising alcohol and drugs is issues, which are concerning and should not be ignored during any stages. An addiction or dependence can take root if the abuse of alcohol and drugs is just ignored.
Identifying the indicators of drug and alcohol misuse before they take root is very essential because of this.
Below are some warning signs to spot out if you become concerned about the drug or alcohol use of either your friend or family member, or even yourself Alcohol abuse is related to the following symptoms Loss of memory or temporary blackouts
Mood swing, depression, irritability, and constant quarrelling and confrontation with relatives and friends Dealing with problems, resting, relaxing, becoming merry or trying to feel normal is only possible by the regular consumption of alcohol. They can have regular episodes of headaches, anxiety, insomnia, nausea and some of the other unpleasant symptoms when they refrain from having a drink.
Damaged capillaries on the face and flushed skin; husky voice; unsteady hands; vomiting blood or black/tarry stools; and constant diarrhea Having to hide to drink or drinking at odd times of the day e.g. mornings
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These are some of the indications of addiction
- Loss of Control Consumption of more alcohol and drugs than intended for a longer period of time than you wish, even after deciding against such.
- Nelgecting Other Activities They do not give the time needed for activities, which used to be important earlier [hanging out with family and friends, exercising, pursuing hobbies or other interests] because of the use of alcohol or drugs; drop in attendance at work along with performances in school can also be noticed.
- Taking Risks Trying to have the drug at the expense of one's well-being.
- Problems with Relationships The people close to the person suffering from the addiction are the usual targets whenever the addict starts acting out especially if they attempt to bring up the issue of the addiction; complaints from co-workers, supervisors, teachers, and classmates.
- Secrecy Trying one's hardest to conceal details pertaining to one's life, be it mysterious injuries or accidents, or hiding the amount of drugs or alcohol consumption.
- Changing Looks Severe transformation or decline in physical appearance or hygiene - dirty cloths, untidy appearance, and lack of showering.
- Family History People from families that are known for alcohol addiction have a weird way of becoming addicts.
- Tolerance For the substance to produce the desired effect, they will require large amounts of it because the body has developed a tolerance over time.
- Withdrawal Unpleasant side effects such as worry or uneasiness, sensations of vomiting and throwing up, depressive disorders, extreme annoyance, tiredness, trembling, head pains, or not feeling hungry, are experienced when the efficacy of the addictive substances subsides.
- Ignoring of the Harmful Effects and Ongoing Abuse The addicts resumes drug and alcohol abuse even though it is costing them their well-being, interpersonal relationships, and work or social life.