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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.

Rebecca Whillians

Rebecca Whillians reviewed Providence Projects - 5
8 October 2016  

Today my husband Paul is 1 year clean and sober thanks to The Providence Projects, he has found himself again and is living the life he deserves. “A life beyond his wildest dreams” as it says in the big blue book – it’s true. He initially signed up for 1 month but soon realised he needed a further 2 months. Paul has been dedicated and followed the advice given to him. He would not be here today if he hadn’t been to The Providence Projects. I cannot thank or praise the program and staff enough I found them very supportive and would not hesitate to reco... See more

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 experienced team of experts at The Providence Projects, a private rehab in Bournemouth on 0800 9550945.


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