Am I an Addict? This is a question you may have asked yourself in the recent past. You may have started taking drugs to feel better, do better in school or work or just out of curiosity. Unfortunately, over time, something that may have begun as experimentation has now turned into incessant cravings and complete dependence.
Your excessive drug or alcohol use may have caused some of the following changes in behavior, including:
- Hiding how much you drink or lying about your drug use
- Avoiding or neglecting your responsibilities at home, work or school
- Getting in trouble with the law due to drug/alcohol use
- Spending lots of money, borrowing money from other or stealing just to get drugs
- Experiencing problems in your relationships
- Participating in risky or dangerous behaviors while high
If you or someone you love has experienced any of these problems caused by drug and alcohol use, now is the time to seek help. If you suspect a friend or loved one is struggling with addiction, call Restore Health and Wellness LA at (855) 636-5785. Our admissions coordinators are available 24/7.
Drug and alcohol dependence crate both physical and psychological changes in users. Addiction alters the person’s brain chemistry, causing them to display some of the following signs:
- Losing sleep or going some time without eating
- Gaining or losing weight rapidly
- Bloodshot eyes and or dilated pupils
- Impaired coordination or slurred speech
- Muscle spasms, seizures or body tremors
- Anxiety, panic attacks or depression
- Noticeable changes in mood or behaviors
- Fear or unexplained paranoia
- Schizophrenia or hallucinations
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
These are just some of the physical and psychological signs of substance addiction. If you’ve or someone you love has experienced any of the above, you can safely detox at our accredited rehabilitation facility. Learn more about treatment programs by calling Restore Health and Wellness Center California at (855) 636-5785. Our admissions coordinators can answer your questions 24/7.
At Restore, we understand the courage it takes to be honest with yourself and admit you have a problem. It takes even more courage to admit you can’t do it alone and need help.
Here are some questions you should ask to determine if you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem:
- Have you ever lied about how much or how often you use or drink?
- Do you have difficulty getting through the week without using drugs or alcohol?
- Does your drinking or drug habits cause you to feel a sense of guilt or shame?
- Have your relationships been negatively affected by your drug or alcohol abuse?
- Have you encountered problems at work or school as a result of your drug/alcohol use?
- Do you drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Have you ever neglected your personal or financial responsibilities to use drugs or alcohol?
- Have you ever used drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional pain, stress or depression?
- Has your substance abuse ever caused you to get in trouble with the law?
- Have you ever been hospitalized because of your drug us or drinking habits?
- Have you ever experienced symptoms of withdrawal when you stop using drugs or drinking?
- Have you received professional treatment for a substance use disorder before?
- Have you abused more than one drug at a time?
- Do you use illegal drug or prescription drugs on a regular basis for non-medical reasons?
- Have you tried to quit using drugs but failed?
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you or someone you love is in need of professional medical intervention from an accredited drug rehab facility. For a confidential assessment and free insurance verification, call (855) 636-5785.
It’s never too late to get help for your addiction. We specialize in designing specialized treatment programs in order to maximize a patient’s chances of recovery. Our highly experienced clinical staff are available through every step of the rehab process.
After you undergo detox, our licensed therapists and mental health professionals will help you address the root cause of your addiction. The treatment plan will be customized to fit your particular needs for recovery. Through comprehensive treatment and support, you can live a life free of drugs and alcohol.