Symptoms of Drug Dependency

Drug Dependency – What is it?

Drug abuse is the overuse or misuse of drugs for non-medical purposes. These can be illicit drugs such as speed, ice or prescription drugs such as Valium or common anti depressants such as Xanax, Codeine, Oxycodone (Endone), Dexamphetamine, etc.

If you think you or someone you know might be developing an addiction, signs to look out for include:

  • Regular substance use
  • Missing work and becoming unreliable
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Losing weight
  • Experiencing blackouts
  • Experiencing rapid mood changes
  • Having trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Avoiding people who don’t use drugs
  • Behaving dishonestly with friends and family
  • Being in debt and spending money you can’t afford
  • Having relationship problems
  • Participating in dangerous activities due to drug use.