Alcohol use and abuse are so serious that neglecting them and not treating them with adequate seriousness may be dangerous. If the habit is not attended to in the initial stages, the use or the abuse has the potential to develop into drug dependence or alcoholism.
Identifying the indicators of drug and alcohol abuse in its initial stage is vital due to this.
If you are concerned over the use of drugs or alcohol yourselves or are witnessing a friend or a family member facing similar situations you should be looking forward to observing some of the warning signs, which have been specified within this discussion and the following symptoms are most commonly associated with alcohol abuse and include temporary blackouts or memory loss.
Unpredictable mood changes, extreme annoyance, extreme feelings of sadness as well as constant quarrelling with loved ones. Dealing with problems, resting, relaxing, becoming merry or trying to feel normal is only possible by the regular consumption of alcohol. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking such as anxiousness, sleeplessness and nausea.
Damaged capillaries on the face and flushed skin; husky voice; unsteady hands; vomiting blood or black/tarry stools; and constant diarrhea Consuming alcohol in hiding, in a lonely place or early in the morning
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The following are some symptoms of addiction
- Lack of control The person will tend to drink alcohol for longer than they planned to or drink more than they wanted to, even though they have told themselves that they wouldn't.
- Ignoring Other Tasks Disregarding the priority of your important activities (family vacations, picnics with friends, working out, spending time on hobbies or other interests) because of alcohol usage; or decline in performance or attendance at school or place of work.
- Increase in Carelessness In order to get the substance they are addicted to, they start taking unnecessary risks.
- Relationship Issues Drug addicts normally take out their frustration their relatives, especially when their substance abuse issue is being handled by them; negative reports from their classmates, teachers, colleagues and supervisors.
- Secrecy Trying one's hardest to conceal details pertaining to one's life, be it mysterious injuries or accidents, or hiding the amount of drugs or alcohol consumption.
- Changing Looks Severe transformation or decline in physical appearance or hygiene - dirty cloths, untidy appearance, and lack of showering.
- Family History People from families that are known for alcohol addiction have a weird way of becoming addicts.
- Tolerance A person's body gets accustomed to the drug over a period of time, eventually reaching the stage where added dosage of the substance is required for the same pleasure.
- Withdrawal Symptoms like nervousness or restlessness; perspiring, nausea or vomiting, unhappiness, agitation, tiredness or appetite loss and headaches, are symptoms felt by an individual when the effect of the alcohol or drug reduces.
- Continuous Consumption Disregarding Adverse Effects Despite the problems caused by alcohol on one's health, work, relationships, an addicted individual continues to take drugs and drink.