Signs of Alcohol and Drugs Addiction

  • Using more at more frequent intervals.
  • Having to use more to get the same effect.
  • Broken promises to control or stop using.
  • Lying to cover up the amount of alcohol / drugs usage.
  • Rationalising to cover up and explain away using.
  • Denying that drinking or drug taking causes problems.
  • Avoiding going to places where drink/drugs is not available.
  • Spending excess money on alcohol/drugs.
  • Needing to drink or take drugs to cope with worry, anxiety, and stress.
  • Erratic behaviour – mood changes, short-temper, personality change.
  • Change in personal relationships.
  • Employment/work problems.