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How Do I Know If Someone Is Addicted to Drugs?

By looking at a person it is impossible to know if he has any serious drug addiction problem. They appear to be normal except when the craving for the drug starts manifesting itself. However, family members, close friends and colleagues in the office can make out from their behavioral pattern. The first and foremost will be visible at the workplace where the superiors will find his work unsatisfactory and also notice that he fails repeatedly in meeting his targets. Family members can also detect the failure because of the way he fails repeatedly to carry out family and home obligations. With the addiction getting more and more intense, the person will start losing interest in social life and will avoid friends.

A very serious indication is the person’s inclination to become violent. This happens when he is in very much need of the much-hated drugs to calm him down. He becomes more and more inactive, and as a result, he may start using higher dosages. Since, he will be using a prohibitive material, and also he may be short of funds he will be starting to spend more and more time to locate and find a person for getting the material cheaply. This has the effect of his not having the time to attend to his normal duties. His attempts to get out of the habit without proper medical advice leads to severe withdrawal symptoms causing more psychological damage.

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Any drug addict who has gone beyond normal health can be spotted even by the lusterless eyes. Other unfavorable symptoms are loss of self-esteem and development of inferiority complex, which leads to his shunning all social activities. Talking to such persons will usually result in a lack of response or monosyllable replies. Not all the above symptoms will be visible in the case of persons who are in the threshold of getting addicted.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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