Addiction is the dependence on an activity or substance that cannot be controlled, despite negative consequences. And while some addictions are not harmful to the body (i.e. hobbies, love-interests), some can be fatal (i.e. substance addictions).
Substance addictions can include:
- Prescription Drugs
- And More…
With each substance, there is a different set of visible symptoms and effects on the body. Being able to quickly identify the signs of substance addiction can help you or someone you know get the help that they need.
Understanding Opiate Dependency
What Are The Signs of Substance Addiction?
Overall, there are some general signs that you can look for to help you determine if you or someone you know might have an addiction problem; they include:
- Taking more than the prescribed amount of any substance.
- Broken relationships with family and friends, specifically linked to continued use of any substance.
- Taking chances that put themselves or others at risk.
- Willingness to bend or break the law to continue use.
- Developing a tolerance to the prescribed amount of any substance; needing more to get the same effect.
- Showing withdrawal symptoms when a prescription runs out or after reducing use.
- Desire to take substance even when not needed.
- No desire to discontinue use.
Preliminary identification is the first step to overcome substance addiction. If you feel that you or someone you know has a problem, then you need to consult with a qualified addiction specialist to see how they can help.
We Can Help You Identify And Overcome Opioid Addiction
Fritz Clinic specializes in opioid addiction treatment. Addiction controls an individual’s judgment, making it almost impossible to stop on their own. We understand the inability to walk away from opioids and we give you the treatments and tools to overcome your addiction.
If you or someone you know needs help overcoming addiction, then you should call Fritz Clinic. We provide the support, patience, and understanding needed to help and encourage those suffering from opioid addiction. If you are ready to make a change in your life, contact us today and schedule your next appointment.