Substance use disorders are complex, and the symptoms can vary depending on the person, the substance, whether they have co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and the severity of the addiction. When someone has an addiction, it impairs how they think and their behavior.
Sometimes, the symptoms of addiction are grouped into four categories:
- Loss of control includes more specific symptoms like strong desires to keep using a substance and failed attempts to reduce use or stop.
- Social issues might include not meeting obligations at school, work, or home or giving up on other activities to use substances instead.
- Risky behaviors can include substance use in potentially dangerous situations, like while driving or continued use, even though it leads to known negative effects.
- Drug effects, including tolerance, mean someone needs larger amounts of the substance to get the same effects or experience withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop using.
Calusa Recovery, available for anyone looking for nearby Naples addiction treatment, is a center that understands you are unique and you are more than your addiction. Treatment programs at our South Florida facility are geared towards each person’s holistic needs.