Drug and alcohol addition has taken hold of millions of people’s lives in America. Every day people die because they have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and just have not gotten the treatment that they need in order to live a life without their addiction.
When a person is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction they usually start to push themselves away from others. They start off by drinking or getting high on occasion and then it escalates into a bigger problem. The addict begins to spend every day looking for more drugs or drinking uncontrollably. When a person loses control of themselves and their addiction they tend to lose everything in their life, and depression, anxiety, mood swings, and anger becomes an every day thing for the addict.
If you are concerned that someone you know and love has a problem with drug and alcohol addiction, look for these changes in their behavior. Also, look for other signs such as dropping out of school, getting fired from multiple jobs, losing interest in things they once loved, pulling away from you or other people close to them and extreme changes in their appearance.
Many addicts go to great lengths to hide the signs of their addiction. Often, they begin spending more and more time alone, will lie about their whereabouts and even begin stealing from friends or family to fund their addiction. Usually, by the time a family member realizes there is a problem, the addiction has already progressed to the point of the addict needing professional treatment.
Drug and alcohol addiction do not have to be in your life or your loved one’s life. There is always the choice to change, you just have to make the commitment seek help. If you are ready to make the commitment towards a drug and alcohol free life, contact one of our addiction treatment professionals today before drug and alcohol addiction takes complete control and ruins life for you and the people around you.