Thursday, July 06, 2017

Wake up America!!!

The consequences of addiction to an opioid drug can be biological, psychological and/or social. If you notice that a friend, family member or a loved one is displaying any of the following changes in these areas, they may be addicted. Here are the signs and symptoms you should be on the lookout for:
Physical signs and symptoms
  • abnormally decreased or increased appetite
  • bloodshot eyes or large/small pupils
  • impaired coordination or slurred speech
  • runny nose
  • sleep changes (sleeping too much or too little)
  • unusual breath, body, or clothing odours
Psychological signs and symptoms
  • anxiety
  • euphoria
  • increased energy
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • nervousness
  • outbursts of anger
  • paranoia
  • spaced out appearance
  • unexplained personality or attitude changes
  • unusual fear
Behavioral signs and symptoms
  • financial difficulties or unexplained spending
  • giving up hobbies, sports, and socializing
  • lack of care for personal hygiene and appearance
  • legal issues due to fights, accidents, or DUI
  • neglecting work, school, or home responsibilities
  • secretive and suspicious behaviors
  • sudden change in friends

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