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A Telling Sign of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Sep 3, 2008
Knowing what the alcoholism symptoms and drug addiction signs are - is crucial if you want to know whether you or someone you care about suffers from alcoholism or drug addiction.

There are various symptoms and signs of addiction - but rather than tell you what they all are here (don't hesitate to visit my website for that) - I want to give you what I believe is the most important one.

Most people think alcoholism or drug addiction is a function of how much you drink or how often you use drugs. I don't think that's the case however.

It will of course be obvious to you at certain times that a person is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. A drug addict for example will be so advanced in their addiction that their life simply revolves around their habit and doing anything else is almost impossible.

The alcoholic will also just about - or already have - lost everything. Relationships will have broken down, holding a job down has become almost impossible - and it is now an open fact that this person is an alcoholic.

Many drug addicts and alcoholics aren't yet that advanced with their addiction, however. So the secret is to see the signs and symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction, before it gets that advanced.

So the most important sign of alcoholism or drug addiction - is that your life starts to become effected by your using or drinking - and that you are increasingly struggling to cope with things on a daily basis.

So it means you're probably thinking more and more about the next chance you'll get to have a drink or use your drug of choice, your work is beginning to suffer, your relationships are starting to be affected - and unless you have that drink or take your drugs you increasingly find yourself struggling to cope (even if it is just mentally still because using or drinking provide you with a certain emotional comfort)

Now the difficulty is, picking up this sign of addiction - because it can be very subtle and just kind of creeps up on you without you realising. You might begin to notice a change in attitude, mood or behaviour in a person you love. If it's you, you're likely to be in denial about what's happening - but if you're really honest with yourself, you'll know a problem is developing.

There are a whole lot of drug addiction signs and alcoholism symptoms, but by recognising this one and getting it early - the chances of recovery are likely to be easier and more successful.
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A comprehensive number of Addiction Symptoms can be found at Alcoholism Symptoms - and for further treatment or recovery advice and help, please visit Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Help
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