Five Tell Tale Signs You Should Enter A Drug Rehab Center

Drug and alcohol abuse affects everyone who struggles with addiction, no matter how hard the abuser tries to hide it. The most obvious signs are the ones that affect all areas of life, and the key to intervention is to detect them early on. If you or a loved one suffers from any of the following symptoms, perhaps it’s time to seek treatment at a drug rehab center.

Here is a list containing explanations of the 5 most common signs that someone is suffering from alcohol addiction and/or drug abuse:

Work/School Performance

One of the biggest signs is a change in work/school performance. Alcohol and drugs can produce negative effects on the users overall cognition; slurred speech, bad hand-eye coordination, and the ability to do basic functions are tell tale signs that something is wrong. This is especially obvious if the user is known to be particularly good at something. Paying attention to changes in someone’s work/school performance can help better prepare you to help.

Relationship Problems

Another big sign is the sudden onslaught of marital or relationship problems. This includes friends, family, and business relationships. There could be quite a few reasons for this. One may be because they don’t want anyone to find out about their abuse, so they create distance between themselves and those who may help. Another reason could be that they’ve become so preoccupied with getting high that social interaction only becomes important after they’ve used.

Changes in Personality

Cognition and sudden changes in personality can be a sign of drug and/or alcohol abuse. Often this is when they are under the influence, but less obvious changes in behavior and attitude do occur as an overall consequence of such abuse. A few key signals to look out for are: moodiness, lying, stealing, forgetfulness, sudden lack of motivation, and oversensitiveness. If your loved one is experiencing sudden changes in behavior, perhaps it’s time to call a drug rehab center.

Secret Behavior

Abusers typically do not recognize that their addiction is problematic. One way they hide this is by doing normal things–including the taking of substances–privately and with great attention to hiding what they’re doing. They may spend long periods of time by themselves, in private, without telling anyone or leading anyone to believe that anything is wrong. This can be made more obvious by sudden changes in style, clothing, and grooming habits.

Intoxication, Incoherence & Physical Signs

Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and erratic behavior can be signs of physical intoxication. Other signs include excessive body odor, incoherency, or any other physical indications that the user is under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Noticing these symptoms generally will indicate habitual abuse.

Just because someone shows any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that they are an abuser, but these symptoms are the most common suffered by those who have eventually found themselves checking in to a drug rehab center. Don’t be too cautious – your loved one’s life may depend on you recognizing these symptoms.