Know How to Spot Signs of Addiction

At OneEighty, we provide addiction services in Wayne County and Holmes County. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance dependence problem, we’re here to help. The signs of addiction can be vastly different depending on the individual and the substance to which he or she has become addicted. However, there are some common signs to be aware of that warrant professional intervention.
Perhaps the most obvious and yet also one of the most important signs of addiction is the inability to stop using a substance. Often times, a person with a substance dependence will make a whole-hearted try to stop at least once, but be unable to without help. A person with an addiction will also continue to use or abuse a substance despite being aware of or suffering from negative health consequences as a result. Withdrawal symptoms can also result if a person with an addiction tries to stop using the substance they are dependent on. 
Other signs that someone could benefit from recovery assistance include: secrecy about their substance use, denial about having a problem, obsession with and excess consumption of the substance, losing interest in once enjoyed hobbies and activities, trouble with the law, and financial problems as a result of their substance use or abuse. If you or someone you know is exhibiting these signs, know that recovery is possible and help is available. Contact us at our Wayne County or Holmes County locations for support and guidance.