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Warning Signs of Addiction

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Identifying the Signs of Substance Abuse & Addiction

The first step in your journey to wellness and recovery is recognizing the signs that there may be a problem. When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, regardless of the drug of choice, there are physical and behavioral changes that will be present. Although these signs and symptoms may vary from person to person, here are some of the most common.

Unpredictable Spending Habits

When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, it isn’t uncommon for the user to sporadically focus their spending habits on acquiring more of their substance of choice. This person may have an unusually large amount of money or even none at all.

Unexplained Outings

Because people living with addiction may be ashamed of their behavior, they may make frequent outings without telling anyone where they’re going or who they’re with. Oftentimes, this is also coupled with a sense of urgency.

Increased Tolerance

Tolerance happens when more and more of a substance is needed to give the user the desired effect. If you notice that your loved one is drinking or using drugs more and more, they may be struggling with the beginning stages of addiction.

Extreme Mood Swings

Because using drugs and other substances affects the brain, it also affects the user’s ability to manage their emotions. If you notice uncharacteristic aggression or sudden mood swings coupled with other warning signs, it is very possible that they are struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Weight Changes

A visual change that can be observed is sudden fluctuations in weight. Because various drugs and substances can have various side effects, they may cause the affected individual to gain or lose large amounts of weight.


When a person who has become dependent on a substance abruptly stops using it, they experience a series of physical and mental symptoms called withdrawal. These symptoms can range from being mildly uncomfortable to life-threatening, depending on the substance.

Seeking Help at The Good Life Treatment Center

At The Good Life Treatment Center, we’re a different kind of treatment center—we believe in the treatment and recovery of the body, mind, and spirit. We’re committed to working with you to help remove the burdens of shame and guilt that addiction so often brings. We think there’s a better, freer way, to live life.

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