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How Do I Know if I Am a Drug Addict?

If you are considering a low cost rehab facility because you think you might be an addict, but you want some further verification to confirm your suspicions, take a look at some of the questions and explanations here. If you still aren’t sure, remember it’s better to reach out for help from a reputable facility to determine if you truly have a problem.
Need vs. Want

Do you want your drug of choice, or do you need it? That’s really the fine line between use and addiction. What started out as something you once did for pleasure is now something that is a part of your overall life, and it isn’t nearly as pleasurable as it used to be, if it is at all. If you can’t honestly answer this question just yet, consider one or more of the scenarios below.

  • Picture an average weekend in your life. Now, eliminate your drug of choice from the picture. Think about doing the very same activities you normally would, without doing the same chemicals you normally would.
  • Consider the concept of spending a month in any place where you simply don’t have access to your chemical of choice. Does this cause you to become anxious?
  • Think about the timeframe during which you most commonly use drugs or alcohol. Now imagine that same timeframe without any of these substances. So, if you normally head to the bar at 4 o’clock, think about heading somewhere else, or sitting in the bar and not drinking any alcohol.

If any one of these scenarios induces a sense of panic, there is a very real potential that some form of affordable drug treatment may be beneficial to you.

Another indication of a drug or alcohol problem has to do with your sleep patterns.

Waking Up Sober

sad and distressed man

How do you feel when you wake up after a day of not ingesting your chemical of choice? Does your body shake as it recovers from the previous day? Do you automatically wonder if and when you can get more of the chemical? Are you filled with regrets? When the answer to any of these questions is a resounding “yes,” it’s time to start considering affordable drug treatment centers in your area.

For more information on what characteristics are common in drug addicts, feel free to reach out to Yellowstone Recovery today at 888-897-1455.

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