The Signs Of Addiction And Addiction

898 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Families can do different things that can help with addiction. According to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Affects Everyone in the Family (2015), families can learn the facts about drugs and addiction so they can know what to expect. The family needs to make sure they get help for themselves other than getting help for the addicted person, but also learn what they can do to help the addicted family member. They would maybe need to get a family intervention and always look for a long term recovery. The family can also look for the signs of addiction to try and prevent addiction. According to There’s Help for you or your Loved One with Opioid Dependence (n.d.), the signs of addiction are when someone has a need for an increased amount of drugs to relieve pain or to get high, feeling physical or mental withdrawal after they stop using a drug, unsuccessful attempts to cut back on use of a drug, and a great deal of time spent trying to get more drugs. According to The Set up Living with Addiction (n.d.), they believe that people dealing with anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression or other mental illnesses use drugs and alcohol to ease their suffering. They also say when people see family members or friends using drugs they feel like they can too. Another reason is people become bored and think drugs will help, people think drugs will relieve stress, people think if they are prescribed a drug it is ok and they will not become addicted, people get injured and become addicted…
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