Powerful forces like denial and peer pressure can often keep us in the dark when it comes to even our own behaviors, especially while in the throes of an addiction.
Often, addiction (whether it’s drug or alcohol-related) makes us simply unaware of just how out of control our lives have become. On the contrary, an addict can even start to become comfortable in the sort of chaos a life of addiction creates.
Below are a few telltale signs that you may have an addiction. In such cases Nova Vitae Treatment Center is here to help.
1.) You’ve Begun to Isolate
Do you find yourself ignoring calls and avoiding certain people who you used to be close to? Are you using or drinking at home for extended periods of time, losing track of hours and even days at a time? This is usually a good indicator that you may have an addiction that you will need to deal with, or else it will continue to deal with you.
2.) You Make Plans Around Your Drug and Alcohol Use
Is that you showing up late to events and important family functions because you had to get a few drinks in or because you had to use drugs beforehand? That’s definitely a sign that you indeed might have an alcohol or drug addiction.
3.) You Keep Trying to Quit But Can’t
If you’ve tried to get a hold of your using and drinking but to no avail, then this is usually a sign that you have an addiction. Many addictive personalities will try to control, limit, or quit using and drinking altogether but will continue to fail.
4.) People Close to You Have Started to Notice
It’s true that as addicts we hurt the people who love us the most. Even though we may try to put on a front and dress ourselves up real nice on the outside, the fact remains that the people close to us will notice our behavioral changes despite our lying. In such cases it’s important to listen to those around you, especially if someone is telling you that they think you need help.
5.) Your Health Has Declined
If your physical health and mental health have become compromised due to alcohol and/or drug use, then this is your body and brain telling you that there is a problem. Drugs and alcohol have damaging effects to both the body and the brain. Consequences can range from mild to fatal.
If you have been experiencing any of the 5 symptoms mentioned above, then maybe it’s time to start thinking about doing something about your addiction. Nova Vitae Treatment Center specializes in serving patients from many backgrounds, patients of a wide variety of ages around the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and we’ll help put you on the footpath to recovery.