Am I an addict?

Am I an addict? Indicators of Drug and/or Alcohol Dependency

What may be occurring?

  • Using drugs or drinking alcohol against your will – an addict will use even when they do not want to use or not planning to use as much.
  • High tolerance – needing more and more for the same effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms occurring after stopping use of substances
  • Behavioral changes
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Blaming others
  • Dishonesty
  • Defensive
  • Manipulation
  • Denying to loved ones that there is a problem
  • Loss of control
  • Continued use despite negative consequences
  • Failed efforts to stop
  • Patterns of drinking / using
  • Drinking / using alone
  • Binge drinking
  • Blackouts
  • Complete or partial memory loss
  • Obsessive behavour
  • Drugs and alcohol consumes the thinking of the user.