Addiction changes more than the Individual struggling with alcohol or drug or dependency. It can have a negative blow on loved ones as well. As a worried family member or friend or, maybe you’ve noticed changes in someone, and you suspect an addiction issues. Here are what signs you should you look out?
General Signs of Addiction
Different drugs or substances create different effects, so it not easy for you to know which drug your loved one is taking. While it may not be definite actions, you can tell that something seems odd. One drug may cause an individual to be excited while another drug may creates lethargic.
Some common changes often can be seen, no matter what the substance is consumed. General signs of addiction may be:
- Staying away from family and friends
- Showing lake of of interest in activities they once used to enjoy.
- Change in behavior, becoming secretive
- Defensiveness when questioned about alcohol or drug use.
- Stared lying about the the use of the prescription drug
- Change in behavior, having mood swings and erratic behavior
Everyone may not exhibit all of these signs, but you probably know her or him well enough to know that something is not right and its a different person.
You Can Help by:
Its the the time to encourage your friend or loved one to seek professional help now.
However, It is noticed the longer addiction continues, the more damage an individual does to her or his body and mind. So it can feel like its recovery is an impossible feat, but with right help, a person can soon be on addiction recovery.
Support your loved by telling that you’re there for her or him. Lots of people struggling with addiction and they feel alone. It’s very supportive for them to have someone with them. You might also attend therapy with them as a family counselling. Or you can just let them know that you’ll do everything you can to support their soberness once they’re back to their life.
If you love someone, but you don’t have to accept their dependency or destructive behavior of dependency. Let him or her know you want them to seek counselling because you care about them.
Addiction Recovery Is Possible
Our 8 sessions private counselling program features a great deal of personal attention of individual counseling. Each session is customized depends on needs of the client.
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The substance abuse counselling at our clinic covers:
- Alcohol addiction
- Drug and substance abuse
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Mood disorders
- Addictive behaviors.
Is addiction ruining your or your loved one’s life? It doesn’t have to be that way. The Edmonton Counselling services is ready to help you on your road to recovery. Book your appointment today!