Identifying the Signs of Addiction in your Loved One

Sep 26, 2022 | Rehab

Do you have a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol? Do you hesitate to talk to them about their problems? If yes, then it’s a common problem among several families. Addiction has been a taboo for a long time. People believe that addiction is a sign of moral failure and is done by choice. But with time and studies, people have become open about it. 

You too can try to break the silence and talk to your loved one about their addiction. Here’s how you can go about it. 

Signs to Identify a Loved One’s Addiction 

The cases of addiction are rising with time but only a few of them manage to seek help. This is because they hesitate to discuss their problem with their loved ones. But you can now change this. Here’s how you can identify the signs of addiction in your loved ones and help them seek treatment. 

  1. Change in behavior
  • Sudden change in behavior
  • Lying and hiding about substance use 
  • Engaging in illegal activities 
  • Sudden financial crisis 
  1. Physical changes
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain 
  • Unhygienic appearance 
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns 
  • Gastric problems 
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination 
  1. Psychological changes
  • Frequent anger 
  • Aggression
  • Hostility 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 

Discussing addiction with your loved ones can be difficult but it is necessary to save them from further damage. You can do this by initiating a one-one conversation instead of directly intervening in their matters. Talk to them calmly and convince them to seek help at Taylor Recovery. 

Seek Help from Taylor Recovery 

If you have already convinced your loved one to seek treatment, visit Taylor Recovery, and begin with the detox. 
Our programs are available for your loved ones residing in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact us now and begin recovery today!