Information on Addiction

Slurred speech, bloodshot eyes or impaired coordination
Fearful, anxious or paranoid for no apparent reason
Suspicious behaviors, getting into fights or trouble with the law
Sudden need for money or financial crisis
Built tolerance for alcohol and drug use
Deterioration of physical appearance
Sudden change in friends, activities or hobbies
Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do
Risky activities when you’re under the influence
Focusing more time and energy on getting and using the drug
Failing in attempts to stop using
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the

Communicate with others about your needs
Surround yourself with others who set a good example
Strengthen the bond with drug-free friends and family
Stick with your treatment plan
Avoid high-risk situations
Get help immediately if you use the drug again