Everyone hates the idea of being an addict but still use the drugs. A majority of people who take the drugs because of peer influence are usually not aware that they can end up becoming addicts. A minority usually take the drugs and stop the usage after some time but a majority end up becoming addicts. Fighting addiction is not easy since and therefore it is important to watch not to reach that phase. If you are using drugs, there are certain signs that should show that you are starting to get addicted. The article herein will thus highlight some of the signs of addiction and what you can do to get out of the situation.
The first that I will discuss is withdrawal. The moment you start taking the drugs in hiding to avoid confrontation then you should know that you are already an addict. You will avoid being embarrassed by hiding which will also make you feel less guilty. Ask yourself why you must hide to avoid the shame and guilt? You can think of a better solution to the problem than hiding. The best solution is to come out so that the guilt and fear of shame and make you stop the usage.
The next sign of addiction is relationship issues. Be sure that your family or friends will not welcome the idea that you are using drugs. To avoid confrontation, you will avoid them, and that will be the beginning of your relationship problems. Do not be fooled that you close friends and family will not learn your change in behaviour and that will be the beginning of your relationship issues. Therefore, the moment you allow the drugs to interfere with your relationships then you are getting addicted.
The next sign is lack of concentration and focus on your career and education. You will find difficulty in paying attention and concentrating and thus chances are high you will deliver poor quality work. The low productivity will also be characterized by truancy and failing to report to work. If the situation worsens, it can lead to your suspension or dismissal. Therefore, you should be careful not to allow the drugs interfere with your job or education.
The next sign to watch out for is financial problems. Financial addiction will force you to forgo some of your basic needs. Feeding addiction will subject you to severe financial problems. Drug abuse also have negative implications in the state of your physical health. You physical appearance will also change that anybody can notice you are using drug. Some of the physical changes that you should look out for include weight loss, bloodshot eyes, and constricted pupils among others.