When you use an addictive substance recreationally, it can be difficult to notice when recreation ends, and dependency begins. You may think that you’re not addicted and that you only use a substance to have fun but feel anxious when you don’t have access to the substance. Addiction is a road that many people have wearily tread on, but it’s also a disease that many people have healed from. An addiction treatment program is a great option if you discover that you’ve developed an addiction. With professional help, you can learn how to manage your cravings and move past substance abuse.
Oceanfront Recovery is dedicated to supplying you with tools to combat your addiction. Our attentive and professional staff members will work with you individually to develop skills that will serve you well in your journey to sobriety. We offer various treatment programs to fit our clients’ individual needs, and our dual diagnosis approach can help treat mental illnesses that may be contributing to your addiction. If you notice signs of addiction or dependency in yourself or a loved one, help is available. Reach out today by calling Oceanfront Recovery at (877) 279-1777, or visit us online to learn more.
Signs of Addiction
Addiction can begin innocuously. Many people drink or use drugs socially, but addiction can spring from that type of behavior if you aren’t paying attention. If you’re wondering if you have an addiction, it may be worthwhile to examine your behavior towards alcohol or drugs. You can also look for these physical and behavioral signs when you think a loved one may be developing an addiction:
- Sudden weight changes. Look for changes in weight or eating habits. Clothes may not fit the same, either.
- Activity level changes. Depending on the substance, someone who has developed an addiction may suddenly become more or less active.
- Dilated pupils or red eyes. Several substances change how your eyes look.
- Missing school, work, or other obligations. Someone who has changed their priorities to accommodate an addictive substance may become less dependable. If they are still attending, they may be facing problems due to attentiveness or deadlines.
- Secretive and isolation. If someone is hiding an addiction, they may become secretive about their alone time or want to be alone more often.
- Financial trouble. Someone with an addiction may try to borrow money or steal to offset their spending on a substance.
Do I Have an Addiction?
You’ll likely need to look at more internal signs of addiction if you’re wondering about your behavior. Do you experience intense cravings for a given substance that occupy your mind for long periods? Have you experienced any withdrawal symptoms when you haven’t had access to the substance? Do you compromise other aspects of your life to accommodate your substance use? Has your tolerance increased since you began using?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the answer to whether or not you have an addiction is likely a yes too. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step to healing from it, and enrolling in a licensed addiction treatment program would be a good next step.
Discover Treatment at Oceanfront Recovery
At Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, you will feel at home in a comfortable facility conveniently located near the beach. OUr setting provides individuals with the serenity they need to focus on healing. Outfitted with the best technologies and excellent staff, we know that you won’t regret choosing us to accompany you on the road to recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, call us today at (877) 279-1777 to find out how we can help.