3 Signs Someone is Suffering from Drug Abuse

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Many people who have an unhealthy relationship with drugs can show various symptoms of their suffering. These signals can vary from person to person. Here we discuss some of the tell-tale signs that someone has a drug addiction and may require professional help.   


1. Physical changes

Physical signals of drug addiction may depend on which substance is being used. Common physical signs for many drugs include:

•    Red or glassy eyes
•    Nausea
•    Sweating or shaking

A drug abuser may also show signs of psychological distress, such as interrupted sleep patterns, anxiety, depression, and hallucinations. If you have noticed these changes in either yourself or a loved one, please seek advice from a professional drug rehab clinic


2. Withdrawal symptoms

Many suffering from drug abuse can experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking drugs. Common withdrawal symptoms may include:

•    Sweating
•    Anxiety and depression
•    Restlessness
•    Flu-like weakness and aches and pains

Withdrawal symptoms can be extremely difficult to endure. At The Providence Projects we offer comprehensive detox programmes, with experienced experts who understand the physiology and psychology of withdrawal.  


3. Neglecting responsibilities

A drug problem can build up slowly, especially if a user increases their drug use over time. Over time obtaining drugs and using them becomes increasingly important. Prioritising drugs can often lead to day-to-day responsibilities being put aside. If a loved one is neglecting their job or family responsibilities, this may be a sign that drug use is now a physical need rather than a voluntary choice. The Provide Projects offer drug rehabilitation programmes to help every individual recover from their drug addiction.

If you would like more information about drug addiction or alcohol addiction, please contact our experience team of experts at The Providence Projects, a private rehab in Bournemouth on 0800 9550945. 

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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