How Do You Know if Someone is Addicted?

Addiction comes in many different severities, and can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. An individual may not fit into the box of having an alcohol use disorder or an addiction to alcohol, but they may be a binge drinker or problem drinker. In other words, they may on occasion be unable to control their alcohol use or their alcohol use may occasionally cause problems in their life.
If alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming or other behaviours are causing a problem in your life or a loved one’s life then it should be enough to recognise that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. If you answer yes to any of the below questions, your relationship with an addictive substance or addictive behaviour is something you should take a closer look at.

1. Have you had times when you ended up engaging in your behaviour more, or longer, than you intended?

2. Have you more than once wanted to cut down or stop your behaviour, or tried to, but couldn’t?

3. Have you spent a lot of time engaging in your behaviour or spent time recovering from the aftereffects of your behaviour?

4. Have you wanted to engage in your behaviour so badly you couldn’t think of anything else?

5. Have you found that engaging in your behaviour often interferes with taking care of your home or family? Or caused career troubles? Or financial problems?

6. Have you continued to engage in your behaviour even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?

7. Have you given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to engage in your behavior?

8. Have you continued to engage in your behaviour even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem?

9. Have you had to engage in your behaviour much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Have you increased the frequency, duration or quantity of use or engagement in the behaviour?

10.Have you found that when you stopped engaging in your behaviour for hours or days you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, irritability, agitation, depression, sweating, or other unwanted psychological or physiological symptoms?

At UK Detox we work with a wide range of rehabilitation facilities and detox centres around the country to suit your needs and circumstances and provide home detox’s. We are a premier service with an extremely high success rate, offering addicts the opportunity to get clean and sober and live a successful life. We are living proof that it is achievable and now we are here to help you on your journey into recovery. Change your story, change your life.

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