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Symptoms And Signs Of Dependency

A symptom is something the patient senses and depicts, while a sign is something other individuals, for example, the specialist take notice of. To give an example, enlarged pupils can be a sign, whilst sleepiness can be a symptom.

Substance reliance - when a man is dependent on a substance, for example, a medication, liquor or nicotine, they are not ready to control the utilization of that substance. Although the user may not know that there is a potential to get hurt, they will keep taking it, even though it can cause harm.


Uncontrollable urge could be occasioned by dependence on a substance. Addicts may desire to quit (give up), however experiences it very hard to do without assistance.


The clues and indicators that someone is addicted differ from one person to the other, depend on the drug, the genes of the individual and status in life.

Some of the symptoms and signs of drug dependence can include

  • The individual takes the substance and can't stop - as a rule, for example, nicotine, liquor or drug dependence, at least one genuine endeavour was made to surrender, however unsuccessfully.
  • Withdrawal symptoms - the mood and physical state of the person is affected when the level of such substance in the body of that person is altered. Cases of resentment, bitterness, anger, frustration, depression, decreased focus, bad temper, emptiness, moodiness and cravings arise.
  • The person's appetite may suddenly go high. Another common symptom of withdrawal is insomnia. Sometimes the individual may have constipation or diarrhoea. Depending on the substance, withdrawal might also cause violence, tremors, seizures, hallucinations, and sweating.
  • Dependency persists in spite of health issues awareness - the person continues to use the substance often, in spite of the fact that they have developed diseases associated with it. An example is a smoker who doesn't stop smoking even after lung or heart problems begin.
  • Recreational or social sacrifices - because of the substance addiction, some actions are forfeited. Examples of this might be an alcoholic who won't attend a party if there isn't going to alcohol available or a smoker who won't meet up with friends at a non-smoking restaurant.
  • Keeping a good supply - the person always makes sure they have access to the substance, even if they don't have a lot of money. Sacrifices might be made in the house financial plan to ensure the substance is as copious as could reasonably be expected.
  • Taking risks (1) - in certain instances the addicted person might undertake risks to ensure he/she can get his/her substance, like stealing or exchanging sex for drugs/cash.
  • Risky behaviours (2) - could also occur as a result of being under the influence, such as reckless driving.
  • Coping with issues - an addict often feels he/she requires his/her substance to cope with his/her issues.
  • Fixation - an addict may spend more energy and time concentrating on manners of to get his/her drug, and in certain instances on how to use the drug.
  • Serenely and isolation - much of the time the addict may take their substance alone and even in mystery.
  • Denial - majority of the present day addicts do not accept that they have a problem. They (are oblivious of or) ignore the fact that they are in danger.
  • Excess consumption - the individual takes too much of drugs, nicotine or alcohol in some cases of addiction. The results of over-indulgence could be memory loss or physiological issues like respiratory infections or a chronic cough as experienced by chain smokers.
  • Losing interest in hobbies and activities - as the addiction gets worse and worse, the addict might stop doing things that e or she used to love. This can even happen to smokers who discover that they can't physically do the sports or outdoor activities that the once enjoyed.
  • Stashing the substance - an addict might hide small stocks of the substance in unlikely places, like around the house or in the car.
  • Taking an initial large dose - alcohol abuse normally has this symptom. Huge volumes of drink may be taken at once in the bid to get high and enjoy the feeling.
  • Breaking the law - Some drugs and alcohol (not tobacco) are known to cause people to do things against the law when under their influence. This might be either on the grounds that the substance disables judgment and the individual goes for broke they would not take in the event that they were calm or with a specific end goal to get hold of the substance they overstep the law.
  • Money problems - if the drug is costly, the addicted person may neglect or cut down on other needs to afford it. In some countries, even cigarettes are very expensive, like in the UK, UK, and parts of Europe where someone who smokes two packs a day will spend '660 per month, nearly '8,000 per year.
  • Relationship troubles - drug and alcohol addictions can cause a lot of relationship problems.

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Those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs on a technical manner may be exposed to the aforementioned dangers, but the severe urge to consume drugs and the withdrawal symptoms witnessed by an addict may not be present.