Do you or someone you know have a problem with addictions?
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Addictions can and will ruin many facets of our day to day lives and destroy relationships with our loved ones. addiction If you or someone you know has a problem with Painkillers, Alcohol, Heroin & more! WE CAN HELP!
A Simple Test: Signs of Alcoholism and Alcohol Addictions
If you answer yes to three of these four questions, you probably are addicted to alcohol.
- Do you have six or more drinks at least once a month?
- Do you have trouble saying no to alcohol sometimes? Do you drink more than you would like to drink sometimes?
- Do you sometimes feel guilt about how much you drank or what you did?
- Do you sometimes hide or minimize your drinking to others?
Top 10 symptoms of people have painkiller addictions.
1. Usage Increase – Over time, it is common for individuals with a painkiller addiction to grow tolerant to the effects of their prescribed dose. If someone you know seems to be increasing his/her dose over time, this is an indication that the amount they were taking is no longer providing them relief.
2. Change in Personality – Changes in a person’s normal behavior can be a sign of dependency. Shifts in energy, mood, and concentration may occur as every day responsibilities become secondary to the need for the relief the prescription provides.
3. Social Withdrawal – People with painkiller addictions may withdraw from family, friends and other social interaction.
4. Ongoing Use – Continued usage after a medical condition has improved will result in the person needing extensions on his/her prescription. The person might talk of how they are “still feeling pain” and need just a little longer on the medication in order to get well. He or she might also complain frequently about the doctors who refused to write the prescription for one reason or another.
5. Time Spent on Obtaining Prescriptions – People with painkiller addictions will spend large amounts of time driving great distances and visiting multiple doctors to obtain the drugs. Watch for signs that he or she seems preoccupied with a quest for medication, demonstrating that the drug has become their top priority.
6. Change in Daily Habits and Appearance – Personal hygiene may diminish as a result of a drug addiction. Sleeping and eating habits change, and a person may have a constant cough, runny nose and red, glazed eyes.
7. Neglects Responsibilities – A person with a painkiller addiction may call in sick to work more often, and neglect household chores and bills.
8. Increased Sensitivity – Normal sights, sounds and emotions might become overly stimulating to the person. Hallucinations, although perhaps difficult to monitor, may occur as well.
9. Blackouts and Forgetfulness – Another clear indication of dependence is when the person regularly forgets events that have taken place and appears to be suffering blackouts.
10. Defensiveness – When attempting to hide a drug dependency, a person with a painkiller addiction can become very defensive if they feel their secret is being discovered. They might even react to simple requests or questions by lashing out.
Prescriptions to pain medication can be safe when taken according to the doctor’s instructions and are carefully monitored. However, it is important to recognize that they can also be very dangerous. Remember that dependency is a disease that can exhibit itself to even the most cautious individual. Therefore, anyone who is prescribed pain medications should take extra precautions to avoid the debilitating effects a dependency can have and watch for the warning signs.
You will find at BeFree Centers for addiction, ( a division of JoyRich Health Care Centers) We have Licensed Medical Professionals are available at your convenience for an initial consultation, meeting you in a confidential , non-threatening environment to set up a treatment plan specifically designed to aid in your recovery.
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