Users go to great lengths to hide a substance abuse problem. Knowing the most common signs of an addict could be all it takes to save a loved one.
Do you know all the signs of an addict? Addiction can strike anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate. Most people assume it’s easy to recognize substance abuse, but users will do anything possible to keep it a secret. Many get away with it for a long time before loved ones notice.
Substance abuse is more widespread than people realize. The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that 21 million Americans suffer from addiction. Of those, only around 11% actually seek professional help. Worried that someone you care about might have a drug or alcohol problem?