Every person addicted to drugs and/or alcohol has their own story. Amateur gamblers and card players might indicate that they hold a winning hand by blinking, coughing, or smiling. People addicted to drugs or alcohol also show subtle signs and indications of their addiction. You should be vigilant for these signs if you suspect someone of having a problem. Your addicted family member, friend, spouse, or coworker will try really hard to hide the truth, but you can find the signs if you watch for them carefully enough.
These are seven common habits of highly addicted people:
Withdrawing from loved ones
Individuals are consumed by their drug of choice and spend a significant amount of their time using drugs. This means they will usually skip social meetings or gatherings or will arrive late and leave early. They might not respond to emails, phone calls, or text messages.
People addicted to drugs or alcohol don’t want to be caught. They do everything to conceal their addiction problems. They are experts in guarding their computer and phone, and lying about where they go and what they do. They oppose anyone who questions what they’re doing.
Activities or hobbies that used to hold the person’s attention no longer hold the same appeal. This is because individuals don’t have enough time to pursue their hobbies or simply don’t care anymore. Anxiety, depression, and lack of motivation are three common illnesses that can encourage a person to take interest in drugs and alcohol instead of once-loved pastimes.
Skipping work or school
People who are addicted usually have a hard time regularly attending school and work. They’d rather go to party or sleep off a hangover than force their mind and body to function at school or work. Whether they go to work late, leave early, do careless work, or call in sick, people hooked on a substance will have a noticeably poor academic or work performance.
Spending cash quickly
Most people addicted to drugs burn through cash very quickly. It is not in their habit to save money. Instead, they spend their cash as quickly as they can make, borrow, or steal it.Jumping off cliffs, driving extremely fast, and acting shamelessly can give a person a high much like that of their drug of choice. Because drugs can cause hallucinations or paranoia, people who use them are more prone to accidents.
Neglecting their personal appearance
Some individuals forget to look after their personal hygiene and appearance. They don’t care how they smell or what they look like. They can’t conceal the physical effects of drug use, including meth mouth, bloodshot eyes, persistent cough, and weight loss.