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Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Signs indicating that an individual may have a drug addiction include:

  • Indifference towards responsibilities at work, home, and/or school
  • An inability to stay in school or find gainful employment
  • Hiding drug and/or alcohol use
  • Increasing spending even when debt or bills begin piling up
  • Broken down relationships with family and/or friends
  • Using drugs or alcohol at unsuitable times (i.e., at work, while driving, etc.)
  • Lying or dishonesty about daily activities or whereabouts


Physical symptoms indicating a drug addiction include:

  • Rapid mood swings
  • Sleeplessness or excessive sleeping
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Redness or yellow-tint in the face or eyes
  • Sweating or fevers
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Body tremors or muscle spasms

Contact an addiction specialist for help now if you have noticed any of these behaviors or symptoms in yourself or a loved one.

What to Expect at a Drug Rehab

Upon entering Addiction Rehab Austin , you or your loved one will be escorted to a detox facility to prepare for psychological treatment. Attempting to accomplish this step alone can be dangerous as this is preventing the individual from receiving proper medical care. Furthermore, with supervision, the clients have no access to the substances they are struggling with and the individual will be administered medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.