The Drug Problem Of Drug Addiction

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Determining If Your Adult Loved One Has a Drug Problem If someone you love has an addiction to drugs, you are undoubtedly wondering how best to help them. For some people, they must hit rock bottom, and then the question becomes how to let an addict hit rock bottom. However, with early intervention, there may be no reason to watch your love one hit rock bottom. Early intervention is the key to success. Drug addiction is becoming common, especially with opioids. Evidence of this is with the recent CARA Bill and opiod addiction legislature at the federal level. The following is some useful information for identifying a loved one with a drug abuse problem. Early intervention The first problem with getting a person help is to identify that they have a problem with drugs to start with. This is not always easy. For many people, when they realized that their loved one has a problem, enough time has gone by that the addiction has become severe. In fact, this is likely how you found out about the problem. It had become so bad that it was obvious to everyone, but if you can discover the problem early enough, the treatment will have a greater chance of success. Those in the early stages of addiction often can be treated as outpatients, and withdrawal from drugs is not as psychologically devastating as those who have been addicted for a long time. Physical signs of drug abuse Of course, the specific signs of drug addiction often are related to the specific drug a person is addicted to, but there are general signs to looks for. The eyes can look bloodshot when marijuana is used, but for many other drugs, dilated pupils are a classic sign. A persistent runny nose or a hacking cough can mean a drug problem as well. As a drug problem become... ... middle of paper ... ...to blame. The first step is discussion You need to talk to others who know your loved one to get another person 's perspective. It is possible that you are wrong in how you are interpreting your observations, but then again, others may already know something that you are slow to pick up on. If one or more people close to the situation are having the same thoughts as you, then you need to confront your loved one about the problem. Keep in mind that you need to do this when your loved one is sober. Never attempt to discuss anything while he or she is under the influence of a drug. There is no point in doing this, because they cannot think clearly. Of course, you can 't get help for someone that doesn 't want it, but assuming they are ready for help, you can look for a nearby facility that specializes in the treatment of the drug that your loved one is addicted to.

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