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Symptoms

Signs And Symptoms Of Addiction

An indicator is something the patient feels and explains while a clue is something that others like doctor or friends see in the patient. An example of a symptom is a patient reporting sleepiness while a sign would be someone noticing dilated pupils.

Substance reliance - when a man is dependent on a substance, for example, a medication, liquor or nicotine, they are not ready to control the utilization of that substance. Even if the substance poses a danger, they will still take it whether or not they know the dangers.


Substance reliance can bring about effective yearnings. The person addicted may be willing to stop taking it, but they are not able on their own.


The condition of the person, their family lineage, the substance in question, and the person involved are some of the factors that determine the possible signs and symptoms of addiction.

Signs and symptoms of substance enslavement may include:

  • It becomes difficult for the person to desist from using the substance - like drug, alcohol or nicotine, even when the person has attempted to stop at least on one occasion.
  • Reactions when trying to stop taking the drug, when the body has less of the substance than it is used to, it reacts, and the person can have physical pains and altered moods. Other signs are an uncontrollable need to take the drug, short temper, irritability, short temper, loss of concentration, hopelessness, lack of purpose, annoyance, rage, offense, and animosity.
  • There could be a sudden increase in appetite. Lack of sleep could also be an indication of withdrawal. In certain instances, the person may be constipated or suffer from diarrhoea. Depending on the substance, withdrawal might also cause violence, tremors, seizures, hallucinations, and sweating.
  • Though the addicts witness these health issues, they continue to abuse those substances - even when they start suffering ailments as a result. To give an example, someone who smokes might continue to smoke even after a heart/lung issue has developed.
  • Social sacrifices happen as activities are given up because of the addiction. A drunkard might choose not to go camping or boat ride if there will not be alcohol or a smoker might choose not to join his friends if they are meeting in a no-smoke pub or hotel.
  • Maintaining a good supply - even when there is no money, addicts will always ensure that they have enough quantity of the substance they are addicted to. To ensure that the substance is as abundant as possible, sacrifices may be made to the household's budget.
  • Dangers of Addiction (1) - An addict may go to any lengths including risking their lives by stealing or prostituting to get money or drugs.
  • Taking risks (2) - while affected by a few substances addict may take part in unsafe exercises, for example, fast driving.
  • Coping with issues - an addict often feels he/she requires his/her substance to cope with his/her issues.
  • Obsession - figuring out the best way to access their substance and how to use it may occupy a greater part of their time and energy
  • Serenely and isolation - much of the time the addict may take their substance alone and even in mystery.
  • Denial - majority of the present day addicts do not accept that they have a problem. Either they do not realise or outright deny they have a problem.
  • Excess consumption - in addictions involving alcohol and some substance, the addict uses in excess. Some noticeable health symptoms like persistent cough, sore throat and blackouts that erase part of their memory could be the case.
  • Neglecting leisure and pastime activities - as the addiction takes its toll, the person might abandon activities that used to be important to him. Chain smokers might not be strong anymore to participate in sports they once enjoyed.
  • Having reserves - the addict might have small reserves of his/her substance concealed in various areas of the car/house; frequently in improbable spots.
  • Taking a large initial dose - this is usually a problem with alcohol addiction. The individual may swallow drinks down with a specific end goal to get plastered and after that vibe great.
  • Legal problems - problems with the law occur more with drug and alcohol addictions. This might be since the drug weakens good sense and the person takes a risk he/she would not take if he/she were not intoxicated, or in an attempt to get his/hands on the substance, he/she does something illegal.
  • Budgetary troubles - if the substance is costly the dependent individual may yield a considerable measure to ensure its supply is secured. In some countries, even cigarettes are very expensive, like in the UK, UK, and parts of Europe where someone who smokes two packs a day will spend '660 per month, nearly '8,000 per year.
  • Relationship issues - these problems are more typical with alcohol or drug dependency.

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Some substance/liquor abusers who are not actually dependent may likewise experience the ill effects of or cause a portion of the portrayals specified above, yet they don't more often than not have the withdrawal manifestations of someone who is addicted or a similar impulse to devour the substance.