Signs of Drug Addiction: Signs of Drug Addiction – Know the Symptoms

Drug addiction is a dark spiraling trap that takes over a person’s life and sends their world into a fog of bondages, problems and struggles. The signs of drug addiction are many and vary greatly depending on what type of drug is being abused.

Different drugs affect people in different ways. For example, marijuana may make a person appear spaced out and distant while amphetamines will appear hyper and upbeat. Some people are more prone to addiction and some drugs are more likely to bring about an addiction than others. But all drugs trap and deceive their users.

If you have been using drugs and are concerned that you may have an addiction, look for the following signs:

An increase or decrease in appetite, changes in eating habits, or a sudden weight loss
Changes in personality with no other identifiable cause
Loss of interest in activities you used to find enjoyable
Difficult in paying attention or forgetfulness
Lack of motivation and energy
Fitful sleep (tossing, turning and twitching)
Trouble with managing money
Inability to stop using your drug of choice
Excessive pre-occupation with your drug supply
Doing things you normally wouldn’t do if not on the drug
Use of drugs despite health problems or warnings
Change in personal grooming habits like showering and changing clothes

Recognizing drug abuse in others is similar to the symptoms above, but you can also look for these signs:

Smell of substance on clothes (e.g. marijuana, chemicals)
Sudden need for privacy (secretive)
Violent temper or bizarre behavior
Secretive or suspicious behavior
Defensiveness or excessive laziness
Unusual effort to cover up legs and arms
Unexplained silliness or giddiness
Drop in school or work performance
Changes in friends
Extreme hyperactivity or excessive talkativeness

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, a drug addiction could very well be present. It’s important that these signs are not ignored and that help is sought for either you or a loved one. The longer a drug addiction lasts, the more damage it can do to the mind and body, so getting help for the addiction as fast as possible is the best course of action. Anything hidden is sure to have power over it’s protector.

It’s certainly easier to simply ignore any possibility that a drug addiction exists, but when you see the signs, it should become clear that there is a problem. Once the problem is identified, it can effectively be tackled and overcome – with the right treatment. Looks for the signs of drug addiction and then face the problem. It’s the only way you can win the fight!

For additional information, resources and drug addiction help, please visit the Help for Drug Addictions website at

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