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Symptoms

Drug Addiction Clues And Indicators

While the signs are noticed by the doctor and people around the addict, the symptoms are known to the addict alone. Example is the case of dilated pupils being a sign while constant sleepiness is a symptom.

Substance reliance - when a man is dependent on a substance, for example, a medication, liquor or nicotine, they are not ready to control the utilization of that substance. Although the user may not know that there is a potential to get hurt, they will keep taking it, even though it can cause harm.


Uncontrollable urge could be occasioned by dependence on a substance. The person addicted may be willing to stop taking it, but they are not able on their own.


Personal circumstances, genetics, and the specific substance being used are all things that can determine how the signs and symptoms of abuse will manifest in an individual.

The clues and indicators of addiction could be that:

  • The patient is unable to stop taking the said drug, for addiction to cigarettes, alcohol or a drug; they will have tried to stop on their own at some point and failed.
  • Withdrawal side effects - when body levels of that substance go beneath a specific level the patient has physical and disposition related manifestations. There are urges, spells of moodiness, fits of rage, poor concentration, a feeling of being sad and empty, anger, resentment and frustration.
  • The person may also develop a voracious appetite. A sleeping disorder is a typical side effect of withdrawal. In certain instances, the person may be constipated or suffer from diarrhoea. With a few substances, withdrawal can trigger viciousness, trembling, seizures, fantasies and sweats.
  • Though the addicts witness these health issues, they continue to abuse those substances - even when they start suffering ailments as a result. Example is a smoker not giving up smoking even when they have been diagnosed of a related heart or lung disease.
  • Public and leisure forfeiture - Some people abandon their lifestyles to pursue drugs. A drunkard might choose not to go camping or boat ride if there will not be alcohol or a smoker might choose not to join his friends if they are meeting in a no-smoke pub or hotel.
  • Keeping a good reserve - addicts will at all times ensure that they have a good reserve of the substance, even when they do not have a lot of cash. Sacrifices might be made in the house financial plan to ensure the substance is as copious as could reasonably be expected.
  • Dangers of Addiction (1) - An addict may go to any lengths including risking their lives by stealing or prostituting to get money or drugs.
  • Taking risks (2) - while affected by a few substances addict may take part in unsafe exercises, for example, fast driving.
  • Dealing with problems - they always have the belief that they cannot handle their issues without drugs.
  • Pre-occupation - A user exhausts himself and his time working out ways of obtaining the drug and figuring out how to use it.
  • Introversion and isolation - The addict may become secretive and want to isolate themselves from people.
  • Denial - most people suffering from addiction refuse to admit it. They (are oblivious of or) ignore the fact that they are in danger.
  • Excessive use - with certain addictions, like alcohol, a few substances and even nicotine, the person uses it excessively. Some noticeable health symptoms like persistent cough, sore throat and blackouts that erase part of their memory could be the case.
  • Giving up activities and pastimes - as the dependency advances, the person might no longer do things he/she really liked. This can even happen to smokers who discover that they can't physically do the sports or outdoor activities that the once enjoyed.
  • Having reserves - the addict might have small reserves of his/her substance concealed in various areas of the car/house; frequently in improbable spots.
  • Binging - Taking a lot of the substance at the beginning. The person my down drinks in an attempt to become intoxicated and then feel great.
  • Breaking the law - Some drugs and alcohol (not tobacco) are known to cause people to do things against the law when under their influence. This can be because being on the substance impairs the user's judgement and they engage in risk taking behaviour or because the addict breaks the law to get a hold of the substance.
  • Financial difficulties - the addicts will be willing to pay whatever it costs to access the substance if the substance is expensive. In some countries, even cigarettes are very expensive, like in the UK, UK, and parts of Europe where someone who smokes two packs a day will spend '660 per month, nearly '8,000 per year.
  • Relationship issues - these problems are more typical with alcohol or drug dependency.

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Those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs on a technical manner may be exposed to the aforementioned dangers, but the severe urge to consume drugs and the withdrawal symptoms witnessed by an addict may not be present.