10 Signs You Have An Addiction

  1. You find it difficult to stop thinking about what you are addicted to.  The thoughts are intrusive and do not allow you to think about much else.

 

  1. You avoid your responsibilities.  You may miss work or school due to the addiction and you avoid other responsibilities such as attending family functions or paying your bills.

 

  1. You have difficulty with your relationships.  You may be experiencing problems with family members and arguing more because of your behavior.

 

  1. You may isolate yourself from others.  You might prefer to either be alone or with your addiction “friends”.  You decline social engagements with family and friends.

 

  1. You find you are using more of the substance or engaging in other behaviors more to feel the same “high”.

 

  1. You have financial problems.  Your rent, mortgage, utility bills, and other debts are not being paid so you have the funds available to purchase drugs, alcohol, or other items.

 

  1. You spend a lot of time in addiction-seeking behavior to get your drug of choice.  These behaviors include looking for it, buying it, finding ways to get money to buy it, and hiding it once you use it.

 

  1. You may experience symptoms of withdrawal if you decide to stop the addiction or cut back.  If you have withdrawal issues, then you might also be physically addicted to your drug of choice.

 

  1. You may exhibit poor judgment.  You begin to lie, cheat, and steal so you can continue with your addiction.  Your addiction is more important than anything.

 

  1. You lose your spirituality.  You no longer find the beauty in life or you no longer enjoy the things that once gave you hope.  You no longer feel peace or happiness within your self.

 

If you find that you are experiencing one or more of the above, seek professional help or attend a 12-step meeting as soon as you can.  There is a saying in addiction about YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TOO (YET), meaning you might not have one or more of the above, yet.  Even one of the above can signify an addiction, therefore, do not wait until you have more items to check off from this list.  Any one item from the above can be a potential problem.

 

Our family of dynamic recovery professionals works to serve you and your family through every step of the journey to recovery. Help is one phone call away. From intervention to Safe Passage Transportation, all of the service and coordination by Hired Power is designed to help you and your family focus on bringing recovery home. Call 714-559-3919 today for more information.

Most Recent Blog Posts

5 Ways To Forgive Yourself In Recovery

    Sometimes, in active addiction, we do things we aren’t proud of. We may have hurt the ones we love, do things we are ashamed of, and caused harm to ourselves. We may feel guilty, embarrassed, and angry. Although you may have gotten substance abuse treatment and are...

    Read More

    Recognizing A Problem With Alcohol

      It can be fun and relaxing to go out for drinks with your friends on Friday nights after a long work week or have a cocktail before bed. Many people drink alcohol and do so regularly, but how do you know when your drinking has become a problem? When many of us think...

      Read More

      Which 12-Step Program Is Right For Me?

        12-Step programs are a common part of addiction recovery. Many treatment programs utilize a 12-Step approach, and many of those recovering choose to attend meetings after they complete their treatment. Attending meetings can help individuals maintain their recovery...

        Read More

        HIRED POWER

        21062 Brookhurst St. #201, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

        ©2021 All Rights Reserved. Design & Development by Goldman Marketing Group | Sitemap | Privacy Policy The information available on this web site is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician's judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and or treatment options. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions. If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact us at