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5 Signs You Need Drug Rehab

Entering a structured outpatient rehab program is the first step to achievingsobriety. Sadly, up to 90 percent of drug users and heavy drinkers avoid formal drug addiction treatment mainly due to fear or resistance to addiction recovery programs. What most people do not realize is that getting professional assistance is sometimes necessary to overcome alcohol and drug programs. Few people overcome these issues on their own.

If you are a substance user or heavy drinker,watch out for these signs that you are addicted to a drug or alcohol, and seek immediate assistance if your substance abuse is negatively impacting your life. The quicker you take action, the sooner your journey to sobriety may begin.


When Drug Becomes Your Priority

When substance use has become your main focus consuming your thoughts throughout the day, it is a sign you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.As addiction progresses, you may spend more time, effort and resources in acquiring and consuming drug,giving up your former activities and interests. You may think of it obsessively and it may consume a majority of your time.

You Take Excessive Amounts of Drug

People with drug addiction or alcoholism build up a tolerance to their drug of choice over time. This means that your body has developed resistance to low quantities of the drug or alcohol and requires higher dose of the substance to get the same response it has in the past. With increased tolerance, you may begin taking drugs or alcohol in greater quantity to satisfy your urge which may lead to a number of health issues, including overdosing, breathing problems, unconsciousness, and abnormal pulse rate.If you notice any of these signs, you should medical assistance immediately.You Diet Begins to Suffer

As your addiction increases, you may begin preferring drugs or alcoholover healthy meals leading to poor nutrition. Missing out on meals or replacing your meals can deprive your body of nutrients which may badly affect your physical and mental health.


You Avoid Social Activities You Once Enjoyed

With continued use of drugs and alcohol, you may become reclusive over time. You may stop spending time with your family and friends,becoming careless about your education or work,cease to enjoy your former hobbies and activities, and are unable to remember where you have been spending most of your time.If you notice that you have started with drawing from your social life,it’s a sign you need to seek professional guidance to avoid chronic depression and other similar problems. Anytime substance abuse begins to effect work, school or social activities, it is an indication of drug addiction or alcoholism.


You Experience Unexpected Mood Changes

Drugs and alcohol change your brain chemistry. These chemical changes in your body may result in uncontrollable emotional and behavioral changes.When these mood swings become worse when you have not taken a drug or drank alcohol, it’s a sign that substance use has crossed over into addiction.
Drug addiction and heavy drinking may be life-threatening. If you notice any of the aforementioned signs, Fusion Recovery can help you to overcome your substance abuse. Our comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment program offers substance abuse treatment, expert counseling, and detoxification service, amongst others to help you overcome your addiction and thrive. Call us at408-484-4740to learn more about our program.

 

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