Substance abuse treatment can be more successful when the problem is identified early. If a person enters treatment, it is more helpful in identifying the issue prior to hitting rock bottom. Learn how to spot the signs of substance abuse and what to do if it is happening to a loved one.
Drug abuse is potentially harmful to not only the person with addiction but also others in the family. Not only will that person become healthier with treatment, it will be a more stable and safe home life. The following are potential signs of drug abuse:
Prior to entering treatment, the person must first be diagnosed with drug addiction. This may be done by a general doctor or addiction specialist including a counselor or psychologist. A person will answer questions about drug use and possibly conduct a physical examination to make an informed diagnosis.
If drug abuse is suspected and confirmed, the next steps may include:
Helping a loved one take the steps to recovery can be a long road. It is full of challenges and ups and downs, may be confusing, frustrating or even heartbreaking. It is helpful to know families are not alone in the endeavor of seeking treatment for a loved one’s addiction. Treatment centers have different options for various price points and supportive services. Getting started is the hardest part but once a person gets moving in the right direction, it is possible to see some light at the end of the tunnel for everyone involved.
If you have noticed possible signs of drug or alcohol abuse in a loved one, Hired Power can provide resources and information about potential next steps. Contact us to find out how we can partner with you in helping your loved one move forward in recovery from addiction.
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