Anyone who has been through substance use and addiction knows how difficult it can be. But with time and support, users can learn to manage their addictions and lead happier healthier lives. Even the most resolute of us can be swayed back into active use to relieve withdrawal symptoms. This is known as Withdrawal Syndrome.
The signs and symptoms of substance abuse can be difficult to identify. If a family member, friend, or romantic partner uses drugs or alcohol in secret, it’s more difficult to recognize the problem. However, the earlier you catch an individual showing signs of substance abuse, the better chance you have at helping that person get treatment sooner rather than later. Here are some of the most common signs that someone might be abusing substances: