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How to Know If You Have a Drug Addiction Problem


Admitting you have a drug addiction problem is the first step toward rehab and recovery, but that move is not as simple as it sounds. It’s not unusual for teens and young adults in Dallas and elsewhere to be in denial, or you may be honestly unsure whether your behavior qualifies as addiction.

After years of working with patients addicted to all manner of substances, healthcare professionals have determined a pattern of behavior that is fairly consistent across the spectrum of drug and alcohol abusers. While no two individuals are identical, here are some of the traits that signal a budding or existing addiction. Do any of these apply to you?

  • Have any family members or friends expressed concern about a sudden and drastic change in your behavior? It’s easy to chalk up the problem to the growing process, but it should not be ignored.
  • Do you find yourself withdrawing from others and acting hostile for no apparent reason?
  • Are you eating and sleeping either more or less than usual?
  • Have you become indifferent to school? Are you cutting classes and seeing your grades drop well below your capabilities?
  • Have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed?
  • Have you been clashing with authority figures and getting into trouble, either in school or with the law?
  • Despite what you say or believe, is it hard for you to stop using drugs and alcohol? Do you continue using even after serious consequences, such as an automobile accident?

The earlier you seek treatment, the more likely you are to have a successful recovery. Transitions Recovery in Miami offers a supportive environment with a team of healthcare professionals focused on providing quality treatment. Visit our website to learn more about our residential rehab facility.