Wednesday, May 22, 2013

10 Warning Signs That You Might Need Substance Abuse Detox

By
Chris Newcomb, M.Div. 
    1. You frequently you feel as if you are different.  You feel and believe that drugs and alcohol make you feel “normal.”
    2. You have developed "tolerance" which means that you need more of the drug or alcohol than you used to in order to get the same effect as when you first started using. 
    3. You isolate from friends and family so you can use alcohol and drugs all alone without their interference ruining your fun.
    4. You have had negative legal, academic, work, relational, and/or financial consequences such as DUI's, lost jobs, poor grades, destroyed relationships, or arrests due to alcohol and/or drug addiction.
    5. You have tried to quit many times but can only do so for short periods of time and then you return to using again. 
    6. You lie to hide your alcohol and drub abuse.
    7. Your actions have deteriorated over time.  You now do things that you never would have dreamed of doing to support your alcohol or drug addiction such as stealing, prostitution, and even violence. 
    8. You had a good circle of sober friends that has eroded because you have been focusing on strengthening relationships with friends who abuse drugs or alcohol.
    9. You have lost interest in your physical appearance because of your drug and alcohol abuse.
    10. You are preoccupied with thoughts around when you can use drugs and how you will get the next high much of the time. 
If you relate to any of these signs, now is the time to find the right treatment option to help you reclaim your life and be free of all illicit substances.

At The Coleman Institute, we are always here for you.  We provide help, hope, and healing to those who need to be detoxed because of their substance abuse.  If you find it's time to do something different with your life, give Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart a call at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).    Relief is available if you decide you want it. We'd be happy to help you! 

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