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What are signs of drug abuse?

The question you need to know the answer to

What are signs of drug abuse?

It is estimated that 23 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and only 10 percent of them receive treatment. That means that millions of people are struggling with addiction without help.

The good news is that addiction is a treatable disease. The bad news is that it’s not always easy to get help, especially if you don’t know where to begin.

Signs of drug abuse

There are many signs of drug abuse, but not everyone who abuses drugs will exhibit all of these signs. Some people may only show a few signs, while others may display many.

If you’re worried that someone you know may be abusing drugs, look for changes in behavior or physical appearance. Drug abusers may become secretive and withdrawn, and they may start to neglect their responsibilities at home, work, or school.

They may also begin to engage in risky behaviors, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drug abuse can also lead to financial problems, as addicts may spend all of their money on drugs.

What are they using?

The most common types of drugs and their effects on the body:

1. Alcohol – Alcohol is a depressant that can have serious consequences on the body, including liver damage, brain damage, and increased risk for cancer.

2. Marijuana – Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that can impair judgment and motor skills. It can also lead to anxiety and paranoia.

3. Stimulants – Stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, increase alertness, heart rate, and blood pressure. They can also lead to anxiety, paranoia, and delusions.

4. Opioids – Opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, are highly addictive drugs that can cause respiratory depression and death.

If you or someone you know is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Addiction is a serious disease that can have lasting effects on your health, relationships, and finances. But with treatment, it is possible to recover and live a healthy and fulfilling life.

How to get treatment for addiction

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be addicted to drugs, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There are many different types of treatment available, and the best option will vary depending on the individual. Some common treatments include detoxification, rehabilitation, and therapy.

It can be difficult to determine when drug abuse has become an addiction, but there are some common signs that may indicate a problem. Drug abuse can have serious short- and long-term effects on the body, which is why it’s important to get treatment for addiction as soon as possible. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug abuse give us a call today and we will assist you in any way possible.

How Can We Help?

Here at Buckeye Recovery Network we are ready to assist you or your family members with the highest level of care and treatment available.

Call Us Now: 949.258.7580

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.